By Kyle Morin '19
It was the beginning of homecoming weekend. It was drizzling. The Beef Club was looking as jingoistic as ever, and it was most certainly a great evening for some soccer between the beloved Bulldogs and High School? Oh yeah, Episcopal. The scoring started at about the midway point in the first half when Trevor Child ‘18 beat an Episcopal defender, cut into the box, and then curled the ball to the far post. The stands erupted as the Dogs were out to a 1-0 lead. The dogs lead was short-lived, however, as Episcopal equalized with a goal from thirty yards out against the run of play. Episcopal outshot us in the first half, but Coach Schultz must have said something during halftime because the boys came out in the second half looking like the better team.
The first part of the second half was quiet, but the dogs were getting a few good chances including an outside of the eighteen rocket from Lincoln Cooper ‘19. The game changed when Giacomo Mecagni received a dubious at best straight red card after taking out the feet of an Episcopal player. Although the call was very questionable, it energized the team. From there, the Bulldogs started playing so well that it was hard to notice that we had one less player. We finally broke through when Mikey Brady ‘20 jumped up of a cross and headed the ball into the far post side net to take the lead with ten men. After the goal, we controlled the ball until Carter Tate ‘18 had a magnificent save to keep the dogs on top. The rest of the game included some very good time wasting in the corner to secure the victory 2-1. The team is now 4-2 in the IAC and 8-3-2 overall, looking to continue its run to defend the IAC championship.