Two wins, one defeat, lots of solid defending and goalkeeping, and numerous quality offensive chances left the newly formed 2011 MHS Boys Varsity Soccer Knights feeling excited about the upcoming season.
The trip got off to a successful start when the Knights demonstrated their teamwork abilities by attacking the ketchup supplies at Arby's with relentless abandon on Friday afternoon. At the hotel in Salisbury, the team showed its composure by handling the lack of electricity in the area (following a storm) calmly. An abbreviated training session Friday evening did not slow down the guys' appetites at dinner.
An early wake-up call from Coach Sheffler was answered with our highest Saturday morning breakfast attendance ever (by coincidence the Poolesville field hockey team was enjoying its breakfast at the same time--surely a coincidence).
Out on the field, the Knights' first opponent was Walt Whitman. Whitman demonstrated its quality but MHS was with them step for step. Three shots off the crossbar left the Knights on the wrong side of a 1-0 score.
In the second match, the Knights got its first goal early and the defense held a speedy Parkside team scoreless in a solid victory. MHS then finished the day with a convincing win against Pocomoke, again with a shutout.
A big thank you to all families involved in the weekend trip. Transportation, water runs, tent guarding, and chaperoning were just some of the important tasks families took on this weekend. The coaches and players thank you for all you do.