Boys Varsity Soccer Beat Portsmouth Abbey

Beaver traveled south to Portsmouth on Wednesday to take on league leading Portsmouth Abbey. Seeking to avenge a disappointing early season loss to the Ravens, Beaver showed that it was up for the cup with an inspiring 1-0 win. Beaver nearly conceded in the first minute as the Abbey launched a quality long ball over the back four only to see it fall too long for a speedy Shawn Quinn. Zeke Satloff (2012) rattled the cage of his mates and took charge to virtually shut up shop the rest of the way.  Satloff and fellow captain Charlie Segar (2012) went on to dominate in the back as the Ravens were only able muster four shots the rest of the way. At the other end Segar came close with a driven header that rang the right post before being cleared by a scrambling Abbey defense.  Zack LaCava (2014) showed unbridled courage and heart after being clattered on a late challenge. Bloodied and bruised, Zack fought through pain and won countless vital challenges on the wing. After a heated forty minutes, the score sat deadlocked at 0-0.  Beaver scored the lone goal of the game on a well struck PK by Zachary Herivaux (2015) in the 51st minute. Beaver showed poise and quality for the final half hour, but if not for a desperate save by Danny Getz in the 65th minute, Beaver’s hopes for a win could have been dashed. Getz’ save helped him earn a third consecutive clean sheet. Beaver now stands at 6-1-1 in the EIL and 9-1-2 overall while PA stands at 8-1 in league play and 10-1-1 overall. Beaver will rest and prepare for another key league match on Friday against Concord Academy.

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