On Wednesday the 23rd of October, Severance Boys Soccer put together their most complete game of the season. Due to the weather and lack of lighting, the game would be comprised of two 30-minute halves of soccer, rather than 40 minutes per half. The Silver Knights brought energy and technical ability to the pitch from the start and fired themselves in front after a wonderful effort from Jahaziel Gonzales. Jahaziel’s goal was assisted by Jordan Thompson after JT received a nicely weighted pass from Caleb Koeller through the midfield. Caleb, Kyler Lutz, and Christian Zavas all had excellent games in the center defensive midfield positions in this game. These three players will be vital to the success of the Silver Knights for the next three years.
SHS went into half with a 1-0 advantage. Upon completion of a quick half-time, SHS kept their foot on the pedal. Devin Ash and Kaden Savegeau both had nice efforts in this game. Devin in particular was able to apply pressure in the opening minutes and found Jovanny Gonzales with a nice ball that gave Gio an opportunity that flashed just wide of the net. After making a number of excellent, sure-handed saves, Aidan Campbell saw an unstoppable shot find the side-netting during a five minute spurt of pressure from Frontier Academy. Aidan was excellent all game. His distribution and hands were both on form after working with volunteer assistant coach, Dylan Schoettley.
In the final minutes, the Silver Knights had chance after chance, each of which went begging. The best chance came with three minutes remaining where freshman Captain, Kilian Schultz, worked hard to win the ball back and found Tyler DiPietro with a nice through ball. Tyler, in on net, was, surprisingly, unable to finish off the chance, and game. Tyler has been excellent all season and has consistently stepped up for the Silver Knights throughout the course of the season. The game would end in a 1-1 draw, but this game saw a lot of growth from the young Silver Knights, especially in the passing game. Severance is finally becoming confident enough on the ball to break defenses down from while keeping the ball on the deck.
Player of the game in this one could have gone to any number of Knights. In the end, due to his complete performance, Aidan Campbell gets the nod for PotG. Aidan has continued to develop as a goalkeeper for the Silver Knights. Aidan played the entire game and took advantage of the opportunity to show out. Aidan made the saves that he was supposed to, and he was able to make a couple of very nice saves as well.