Boys’ Soccer grabs win over AB

Ben Walker, Co-Editor-in-Chief

On Friday, October 6th, the WA Boys’ Soccer team faced off against Acton-Boxborough at 7 P.M. under the lights at Alumni Field. After a back and forth game, the boys pulled out a 1-0 win over their rival.

The game started off with back and forth play between the two teams, with AB putting a decent amount of pressure on WA early. However, none of their chances turned into goals, and WA managed to keep the score at 0-0.

With about 16 minutes to go in the first half, junior Nick Awada was able to get through the AB defense, but his chance was quickly thwarted by the AB keeper, keeping the game scoreless.

The rest of the half was fairly even, with both sides generating a few scoring chances, including two corner kicks for WA.

The half came to a close with both teams tied at 0-0.

Much like the first half, the second half started with both teams making their way into their offensive zones.

However, with about 30 minutes to go in the game, junior goalkeeper Alex Wood made a remarkable stop to keep AB off the board.

Just a few minutes later, Wood stopped another AB scoring chance, keeping their offense at bay, and maintained a score of 0-0.

Then, finally, with 20 minutes to go in the game, senior Domenic SanGiovanni booted a shot past the AB keeper to put WA on top 1-0.

However, about a minute later, AB nearly scored the game’s tying goal. But after another great save by Wood and a little bit of help from the crossbar, AB was not able to tie the game.

With about 11 minutes remaining, AB continued to pile on the pressure. At one point, in the middle of a scramble in front of the net, Wood collided with an AB player. After a few minutes, Wood was allowed to stay in goal, even though it looked like he was going to be replaced by another WA keeper.

The rest of the game was pretty even, but AB could not get any shots past Wood.

The game came to a close with WA winning 1-0.

The boys’ next game will on Sunday, October 8th, at Waltham.