On November 16th, the boys’ varsity soccer team played in the Division 4 North championship game. The Hornets (7-5-6) faced St. Mary’s (15-1-2). Manchester Essex battled till the end of the game, ending in a 2-2 tie. The goals for the Hornets were scored by senior Lucas Firme and Parker Edington. The tie led to the two teams going into double overtime, each being ten minutes long and sudden death. The Hornets were still tied by the end of the second overtime, causing the teams to go into a penalty kick shoot-out. Penalty kicks for the hornets were taken by juniors George Lantz and Liam Crossen; seniors Parker Edington, Lucas Firme and Winston Feuerbach.
Sophomore goalie Marco Kaper defended the net outstandingly during the game and the shoot-out contributing significantly to his team’s victory.
In the end, the Hornets came out on top, winning 3-2 in penalty kicks. This is the first year that the boys’ soccer program has been division 4 champions. Go Hornets!