Boys varsity soccer has close loss to Salisbury


David Leung, Campus Reporter

On Wednesday, September 22nd, Kent’s boys varsity soccer team faced off against a formidable Salisbury team at South Fields. Salisbury scored the first goal early in the first half, answered by Will Rieland ‘24, who later scored a beautiful goal, closing the gap. After a lot of competitive play and back-and-forth, Kent lost to Salisbury with a close final score of 1-2. 

Despite the loss, Coach Benjamin was satisfied with the team’s performance: “It was a good first competitive contest for us. It’s hard to be 100% ready to go the first time, and I think we learned that lesson so we’ll be better prepared mentally the next time.” Benjamin did say that the team might have been a little hesitant in the first half, costing the game. That said, he felt that “We possessed the ball well, we generated scoring opportunities. I think if we played Salisbury again, it could be a very different outcome.”

Benjamin also expressed his hopes for the season, saying, “my hope, which I’ve been telling the guys since day one, is that they support each other as teammates. You can’t control the opponents that show up on the other side, all you can only control is how well you play as a team on the field.”