Boys’ Varsity Soccer ties with Chelmsford

John Vassiliou, Online Managing Editor

The WA Boys’ Varsity Soccer team tied 0-0 with Chelmsford last Saturday at Trustees Field.

Despite a week away from the field because of scheduling concerns, WA still brought its vigor to face the Chelmsford Lions.

Chelmsford began the game with the ball after winning the initial coin toss. They appeared to own the first half of the game, keeping WA bottled up on its side of the field for a majority of the first ten minutes. This initial lead, however, managed to balance out, and with thirty minutes left in the half WA and Chelmsford were battling for control of the game.

The fight for the initiative continued for the rest of the half, with a consistent shift of control between teams. Ultimately, the half ended without any goals.

This carried over into the latter part of the second half, following what appeared to be an initial breakthrough by WA. In a reverse of the first half, WA opened with a clear advantage against Chelmsford, keeping them bottled up by their net for a majority of the first fifteen minutes.

Despite the continual grind between both teams, neither was able to make any definitive play, or gain the upper hand long enough for it to cultivate into a goal.

“[Chelmsford] play[s] a very difficult style and we figured it out after about twenty minutes, and we owned the second half. They crossed the midfield only three or four times the whole second half. We only had problems getting the ball into the back of the net,” said Anthony DiLeo, the head coach of the WA boys’ soccer team.

With this tie game, WA needs only 5 more wins or ties to qualify for the playoffs.