Boys JV soccer shuts out Millbrook

Jessica Diecidue, Campus News Reporter

On Wednesday, October 18th, the Kent School boys junior varsity soccer team played against a formidable Millbrook squad. The Kent boys ended the game 1-0; goalie Connor Meissner ‘19 and the defense played their hardest for the team’s shutout.

The game was played mostly on Millbrook’s side with the Kent boys’ offense pressuring. Mr. Seye, the team’s head coach, says that “we had more chances and created more opportunities for ourselves to score,” but it was a tight game throughout and the first period ended in a 0-0 score. In the second half, the Millbrook defense couldn’t keep up with Kent’s constant pressure or get past Kent’s defensive wall and they yielded a goal in the last 15 minutes. Jack Ellis ’18 scored the winning goal with an impressive 18-yard shot.

According to Mr. Seye, “It was a group effort. From Connor to the defenders, who are very much like a wall, and coming to the midfielders who are basically shaped in a way that nothing goes through them. So we had walls after walls. And that was really well put together.”

The entire team the defense, midfield, and offense communicated well and came together to contribute to a Kent Lions victory. With this third win in a row under their belt, Kent’s JV squad looks to continue their streak in their upcoming games against Taft and Trinity Pawling.