On Wednesday, October 2nd, Waldorf's Varsity Boys Soccer Team travelled north to Locust Valley to play against the Portledge School. This was Waldorf’s first game after their terrific effort - and tied game - against LuHi on September 26th and Coach Flanagan was eager to have his boys take what they learned from that game and carry it over to Wednesday’s very important match.
The boys came out strong in defense. Senior Sam Resnick and junior Sheppard Somers held down the center defense spots. Nothing could get past them or junior Axel Epie and freshman Peter LePorin. This strong and composed defense set the tone for the game and allowed the midfield and offense to put Portledge under pressure. At the game's 21st minute, Waldorf scored its first goal. Junior Deepjot Singh Sohal passed a great ball through the Portledge defense and into the path of senior Peter Escribano who slotted it past the Portledge goalie. 01-00 Waldorf.
Waldorf seemed to find their rhythm come the second half of the game with the defense and offense working hard to keep possession. 20 minutes into the half, junior Daniel Macias played a through-ball, similar to what resulted in Waldorf’s first goal, to Singh Sohal who beat a defender before shooting from 10 yards out and making it 02-00.
The final Waldorf goal came from a relatively unlikely source. Sophomore Max Sapuppo, who plays a key role as defensive midfielded, scored unassisted from the top of the box after refusing to give up on the attack. Sapuppo's goal made it Waldorf-03, Portledge-00. Sophomore William Strauss played a great game in goal making 9 saves in total. However, the game ended 03-01 after Portledge capitalized off some sloppy defending from a very tired and worn-out defensive line. "I was delighted with the win," said Coach Flanagan. "We really put the pressure on Portledge and we look forward to playing them again next Wednesday, October 9th, at Waldorf, at 4:30pm.