Alter Bests Monroe - Twice!
August 24, 2013By Patrick Walsh of Archbishop Alter High School
The Alter High School boy's varsity soccer team came out on top of the Monroe Hornets on Tuesday August 20, 2013, in a hard-fought match held at Monroe High School. The mostly defensive struggle was ultimately decided in the first half of play, when Alter scored on a quick 'bang-bang' play. The series began with a throw-in near the Monroe goal. Then Parker Simms, from a laser-like assist from Sean McBride, fired the ball into the back of the Monroe net. The boys battled Monroe to a draw in the 2nd half to make that goal stand up, getting the season off to a winning start.
In the Junior Varsity match held just prior to the varsity game, the young Knights JV squad also were victorious over the Monroe squad, and just may have earned the mantle of 'cardiac kids' in the process! With the match tied 1-1, the Knights rammed in a goal with 30 seconds left to seal the victory.
The 1-0 Knights take on the Fairmont Falcons in their second match of the young season on Satruday, August 24, 2013 at the Fairmont Soccer Stadium. The JV match has a scheduled start time of 5:30PM, with the varsity match scheduled to get underway at 7PM. Go Knights!