Knights roll over Vikings


Noah Clemens

Knights huddle during the game

TOWAMENCIN- “We just had the better of them.” said Head Coach Paul Duddy.

The North Penn Men’s Soccer team (6-1) took advantage of a clearly weaker Archbishop Wood team (3-2). After jumping off to a 3-0 lead in the first half, the Knights coasted to a 4-0 win, giving the starters a well deserved rest.

“If we keep playing like this we can be a top team.” said senior goalie Joey Lindsay.

Although in their first few games, the Knights had some rough patches, they seemed to have smoothed them out and are looking to be playoff contenders later this fall.

“We got momentum right off the bat.” said senior captain Jack Johnston.

After an early goal by junior Aidan Jerome with an assist from junior Luke McMahon, the Knights looked ready to strike again. Just minutes later Jerome was tackled by the Wood goalie in an attempt to score. The ref blew the whistle for a foul and the goalkeeper was sent off with a yellow card. Then Jerome netted a penalty kick; even though the keeper got a hand on the shot, it still found the back of the net. Then again minutes later, McMahon broke free and scored on the back up keeper to ensure a 3-0 lead heading into halftime.

“I knew it was coming, it was just a matter of when.” said senior Jake Millevoi.

In the second half Coach Duddy made some personnel changes by taking out Lindsay for goalie Jake Millevoi.

“We wanted to get him some minutes and confidence.” said Duddy.

Millevoi came into the game with a 3-0 lead and a clean sheet to uphold. And that is just what he did. Without much pressure from Archbishop Wood, Millevoi was able to make clean and easy saves with little to no trouble.

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Matt Farrell

But perhaps one of the most impressive performances of the game, came from senior Matthew Farrell.

“He is just a warrior out there.” said Johnston.

Farrell started the game with an intensity that was unmatched. His ability to play several different positions and be successful at each made him a key player in the victory for the Knights.

“He never gives up.” said Duddy.

Whether Farrell was playing striker or left defensive back, one could always feel his presence on the field. His ferocity to get to the ball and never give up on a play is something to be admired.

Because the Knights were able to control the game with ease, many of the starters were given a break in the second half. Many of the young players show promising futures for the program.

Junior Billy Wang, who came off the bench in the second half, was able to net the team’s fourth goal and cement the win.

The Knights now look forward to a difficult week in which they have three games, two against league rivals.