by Street Roberts '20
Coming off a hard-fought 1-0 victory, the St. Albans soccer team looked to continue their momentum against a tough St. Stephen's and St. Agnes squad. After an exciting NCS victory over Bullis, the Bulldogs took the field under the sweltering afternoon sun. The team came out flying and nearly scored several times in the first couple minutes. However, the Saints’ defense prevailed, and the game slowed down to a deadlock after the first ten minutes. The ‘Dogs struggled to break down the Saints’ defense, but, finally, a nifty finish by senior midfielder Liam “Shifu” Schaberg broke the stalemate, sending the Beef Club into a frenzy. Chants of “We got Shifu” rung across the field, and the Bulldogs carried this energy into the second half. Despite the fatigue that started to set in, the ‘Dogs were able to take a commanding lead behind a fantastic cross-and-finish between Mikey Brady (‘20) and senior Nick Kim (‘19). Slowing the game down, the team was able to hold off the Saints and leave with another IAC victory. Stay tuned for more difficult away IAC matchups against Bullis on Wednesday and Georgetown Prep on Friday. Until then, Roll Beef.