Multiple Teams · Trivium Preparatory Academy Boys Varsity Soccer beat The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies 2-1


Thursday, January 26, 2017

4:00 PM

Trivium Preparatory Academy
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The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies
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Game Recap

What a way to end a season and to set the tone for the next!

After a tough but hard fought loss to Glendale Prep the previous evening, the Trivium Boys’ Varsity Soccer team rebounded in front of a large crowd with a come-from-behind win on their own pitch beating Odyssey Institute 2-1.

The first half was characterized by a lot of back and forth play by both teams – each showing glimpses of offensive firepower, but no one able to find the back of the net. Trivium did control much of the possession game for the first 15 minutes of the game before Odyssey’s offense began to come alive. Trivium did manage 7 shots – 5 of which were on frame, but were each retrieved by a confident OI keeper.

A few adjustments were made to Trivium’s offensive and defensive strategies at halftime, but Odyssey came out the stronger team and scored a magnificent turn around goal from 12 yards out that just squeaked inside the right post and out of the reach of Knights keeper sophomore RJ Liston. But, the Knights refused to go away quietly and brought forth several minutes of intense possession passing and attacking. This paid off just over 10 minutes into the half when sophomore winger Matt Luque drove a shot into the diving Minotaur keeper’s hands which popped loose right in front of junior midfielder Peyton Williamson who then split the posts for the Knight’s first and tying goal.

The Knight’s offensive intensity continued and paid off once again when freshman right winger Brandon Luccitti found an opportunity to squeeze between two Minotaur fullbacks to steal possession of the ball at the six and quickly dispense it to the back of the net.

The Minotaur’s did not give up and the last 12 minutes of the game were nothing short of an intense, physical battle. Both teams racked up several fouls as the play became more physical and urgent. The Knights however, proved that they had what it took to defend their house one last time to bring the 2016-17 season to a close with a magnificent and well-deserved win.

Game Note: As a special honor, the team chose to make freshman midfielder Damian Williams, who had suffered a broken fibula in the game against Joy Christian, their honorary head coach for the game. Not only did Damian give a passionate speech to motivate the team before the game, but he provided the enthusiasm and coaching direction from the sideline that kept his team motivated throughout the contest. Congratulations Damian on getting your first win as an honorary coach!

The tone has been set. The inaugural varsity season for this young Trivium Boys’ soccer team is in the books, but the experience gained in this season may in fact bring great rewards for these young men next season as they take the field united and ready to take what they claim to be theirs. Congratulations men on a great season! Looking forward to what the 2017-18 season will bring. Go KNIGHTS!!!

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Trivium Preparatory Academy

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The Odyssey Institute for Advanced and International Studies

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