Boys soccer dominates Kennedy in 6–3 victory

By Michael Gorman

Boys soccer routed the Kennedy Cavaliers Monday night, winning 6–3. Kennedy struck first with a breakaway goal that barely snuck past goalie Ian Atkinson, but Whitman made a furious comeback, with six Viking players tallying goals.

The Vikings managed to come away with the victory without injured midfielders Carlos Lovo, attackers Adam Deutchman and Evan Goldsholle, defender John Lydon, and midfielder Chris Whittle, who was suspended for one game after receiving a red card. Whittle completed his suspension and will be available for the Vikings on Wednesday.

“We need to get healthy,” coach Dave Greene said. “We were out five starters today, and still scored six goals. Young players stepped up and did some really good things today, but we really just need to get healthy.”

Forward Daniel Kjartannsson struck first for the Vikes, on a free kick earned by midfielder Matt Baker. After that, goals came from forward Andreas Djurhuus, and midfielders Lars Crovetto-Soholt, Sebastian Smurthwaite, Luciano Cahe and Gianni Rasseto.

Coach David Greene addresses the team after their victory. Photo by Michael Gorman.
Coach David Greene addresses the team after their victory. Photo by Michael Gorman.

“We’re just gonna keep creating chances—we had lots of set piece opportunities,” Kjartannsson said. “We have to work on our defense a little bit: three goals let in against Kennedy isn’t good enough.”

Backup goalie Jesse Markowitz came in with about twenty minutes to go, giving Atkinson a break. He allowed two goals, but the earlier offensive barrage was enough to keep the game safe for the Vikes.

“We’re gonna try to continue scoring goals—our defense kinda fell apart at the end, but we were strong for the first 75 minutes,” Kjartannsson said. Young guys are beginning to step up, and are doing a great job of staying fit to fill in for injured and suspended players.”

The team will travel to Richard Montgomery on Wednesday to take on the Rockets at 7:15.