Knights roll to 11-0 with dominating offense

Senior Jared Huzar dribbles his way out of a clogged center into open space.

TOWAMENCIN- In a game where the score was not the main story, the Knights (11-0) beat the Souderton Indians (1-8-1) 4-0, to remain undefeated.

All the action took place in the first half, in a game under the lights, at the turf field.  And it did not take long for North Penn to get on their offensive role.  Junior Carter Houlihan shot the ball that then hit off a Souderton defender and rolled into the net (6’) to give the Knights the early lead.

And just like last game, there was no stopping the Knights’ attack after that.  Senior Jared Huzar created a pretty pass to fellow senior Luke McMahon who got the easy goal (9’).  Two minutes later, Souderton got off their best shot of the night, but senior Brett Schwengels came up with the save on his way to another clean sheet.

The Knights then continued their aggressive attack.  Junior Ryan Stewart got the rebound off an initial shot from Houlihan, and Stewart finished the play with a header into the back of the net (15’).  The finishing touch was put in when Houlihan shot another hard ball that was saved by the goalie.  Jared Huzar got the rebound and poked the ball into the net (22’) to give the Knights a dominant 4-0 lead.

“Our offense is obviously very overpowering and our offense can just shut games out before halftime so you’re done,” Schwengels said.

Then the gasps erupted.  In the 31st minute of the match, North Penn’s Allieu Sheriff and Souderton’s Robert Shay chased down the ball.  Both players went out of bounds and crashed into the fence on a 50-50 ball.  Unfortunately, Shay slid into the post of the fence and went down.  With the stadium dead silent, Shay was put on a stretcher and driven off in an ambulance.

“It was a fair 50-50 ball right in front us and unfortunately their player slid into and hit the post, it was unintentional, it happened, we wish him the best, him and his parents…whatever you do in life from my side, just say a prayer and hope he’s okay,” Head Coach Paul Duddy explained.

The Knights would go into the half up 4-0 and put their substitutes in for a 25-minute second half due to time restraints.  The subs did their job once again, holding the lead and coming out with the win.

The boys will be back in action Thursday at CB East (1-8-1) for a date against the Patriots.