finishing pg 6 11-16-23

Finish up regular season
It was the final tune up for the Woodstock Academy Prep 1 soccer team prior to the Prep Premier League playoffs in New Jersey next weekend.
The Centaurs finished the regular season with a 13-0-1 record with a 3-0 win over Putnam Science Academy.
While it was a victory by shutout and the Centaurs did put forth a dominant effort, not all were satisfied.
The Centaurs got off to a fast start as Harrison Vail, who had just missed a header for a goal moments earlier, set up to the left of Putnam Science keeper Gabe Sacconi on a corner. David Cho sent the ball over the top of the Mustangs’ defense and Vail was able to chip it in.
The Centaurs struck again 15 minutes later when Alec Pentikis saved the ball from going out over the end line, turned and sent the ball to Cho who scored from 20 yards out.
The only other tally for Woodstock came off an own goal from Putnam Science Academy with eight seconds to play.
The Centaurs will travel to Tilton Falls, N.J., for the PPL semifinals. They will be the top seed from the East Region.
“We’re looking forward to the opportunity,” said Woodstock Academy coach Owen Finberg. “It will be my first time there. I’m sure it will be very nice. Capelli has done a great job as our sponsor in terms of apparel and they have a lot of different initiatives and the complex they have is one of them.”
In addition to the Prep Premier League playoffs, there will be a variety of other teams on hand playing showcase matches. The Centaurs Prep 2 squad will be involved in a couple of those.
Following the match with Putnam Science Academy on Friday, the Centaurs honored their seniors. It was the first Senior Day event for Finberg and his staff. Jaiden Banton, Addison Bergin, Charlie Bragg, Francesco Colantuoni, Daniel Covelli, Jasper Cox, Da Costa, Ahir Dixon, Lucas De Pedro Sanchez, Calvin Field, Ignacio Hahn, David Lee, Sten Lehmann, Hendrix Mota, Pentikis, Vail, Daniel Valdes, and Alessandro Zannoni were all recognized for their achievements.
Prep 2 Team Falls
It’s never easy to beat a team three times in a season. The Prep 2 soccer team found out how difficult it was as it fell to Putnam Science Academy Sunday in the Global Education Sports Partners League championship match, 2-1.
The Mustangs went up 1-0 in the first half and held the advantage through halftime. The Centaurs tied the match on a goal by Matias Solano, his fourth of the season. But just a little over halfway through the second, PSA scored what proved to be the game winner. The Centaurs advanced with a 5-1 semifinal win over St. Thomas More Saturday.
Daniel Mesa Blazquez and Jorge Castellanos each had two goals while Jasper Cox had three assists. Xahvi DaRoza added a goal and Jack Buyers an assist for the Centaurs in the win. The Centaurs will finish up the fall season with a couple of showcase matches this weekend in New Jersey.
Marc Allard
Director of Sports Information
The Woodstock Academy


RocketTheme Joomla Templates