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Senior Jackson Stone’s goal with less than 10 minutes remaining lifted the host Greenfield School varsity boys soccer team to a 2-1 conquest of city rival Wilson Christian Academy on Friday night.
With the score knotted 1-1 and time winding down, Sebastian Partida switched the ball to Stone. Stone, with hesitation moves, took on and beat three defenders and, with his left foot, slid the ball into the lower left corner.”
The one-goal margin stood and Greenfield upped its record to 4-2-2. The Chargers were left 0-2-2.
“What a game!” exclaimed first-year Greenfield head coach Eric Nguyen. “We played extremely hard after we gavue up an early goal and managed the game well. I love the progress we are making as a team.”
Veteran Wilson Christian head coach Don Samson noted Stone caught defenders out of position on the winning goal.
“We played well,” Samson assessed. “We were really keying on Jackson and that ultimately limited our offensive push more than I thought. I was pleased with the guys; it was good.”
The Chargers claimed a 1-0 lead in the opening two minutes. A ball off the foot of Alex Torres was deflected by a Greenfield defender, and Thomas Evans was on the spot to put the ball into the goal.
The Knights evened the score with approximately 10 minutes left in the opening half. Nathan Lozevski received a pinpoint pass with his left foot and ripped a shot into the lower right corner for his first varsity goal.