Falcons Soccer Flies Past the Wildcats


Sean Hayes

Senior Matt Hayes making a great save for Green Hope.

Brandon Morton and Patrick Dunn

On Monday, the 27th of August, the Green Hope Men’s Soccer Team faced off against the Millbrook Wildcats in a tough non-conference match. Green Hope was looking to continue their unbeaten season after a big win last Friday against Ashley. The Falcons won a tough defensive match, with a solid 1-0 victory.

The first half was nothing special for either side. The Falcons had strong play from defenders Josh Mohess, Spencer Galloway, Patrick O’Neill, and David Lawson. Along with goalkeeper Matt Hayes, the team has only let up two goals in seven games. Senior Josh Mohess said, “Our defensive line is playing very well this season. We are organized due to our age and experience playing with each other. I can see us being one of the toughest teams to score on in the state.”  Towards the end of the first half, the Wildcats had great chances on goal with one rattling off the crossbar.

Early in the second half, Millbrook had a great chance from a throw in. There was a rocket of a shot, but senior Matt Hayes was not fazed, making a strong save to keep the team level. With two minutes left in the game, junior Sam Cooper had a great chance on goal, but the Millbrook goalkeeper took him out mid-shot. This resulted in a yellow card and a game-deciding penalty kick for junior Sam Durand to take. Durand walked up to the spot and took a great shot which went in the bottom left side of the net. This put the falcons up 1-0, which was the final result of the match.

The Green Hope Men’s Soccer team has now climbed to number one in the state after crucial wins against former state champion Cardinal Gibbons and Broughton. The team is still undefeated this season and are looking good with Tri-6 play coming up so soon. The team plays their next match Wednesday at Wakefield. Make sure to cheer on your Falcons!