The varsity boys’ soccer team finished the season as KAIAC Champions, defeating top-seeded SFS in the tournament finals. After completing the regular season with a record of 7-3-2, the team earned a third-place finish during the regular season play. With a strong class of seniors led by Captains Brian K. and Jordan H., the Guardians entered the tournament determined to finish the season with no regrets.
YISS played hard in a tough first-round match against OMHS. After a scoreless first half, Daniel K. (11) scored two goals, and Jordan H. added a third to give the Guardians a 3-0 victory. In the second round, the boys sought revenge against the strong Humphrey’s team that they had previously lost to twice. Keeping their composure, the team ended the game with a 2-0 victory off goals from Tommaso P. (12) and Pablo Y. (12). Job T. (11) claimed his second clean sheet of the tournament as the Guardians headed to the finals.
YISS came out strong to fight hard in the championship game, only to go down 1-0 off a penalty kick in the final seconds of the first half. The boys never let up and scored off a shot from defensive player Simon S. (10) to tie the game. With 20 minutes remaining, Guardian goalie Job T. (11) injured his knee, and forward Jordan H. stepped in to play keeper for the remainder of the match. With under 10 minutes to go, senior Shutaro H. scored the game-winning goal, and a strong defense led by senior Brian K. and junior Meshal A. held tight to keep the Crusaders scoreless in the second half.
All-conference honors were awarded to Shutaro H. (12), Jordan H. (12), Brian K. (12), and
Job T. (11).
All-tournament honors were awarded to Shutaro H. (12), Jordan H. (12), Tommaso P. (12), Pablo Y. (12), Daniel K. (11), Job T. (11), and Simon S. (10).
The MVP award of the KAIAC tournament went to Jordan H. (12).
Congratulations boys, on a fantastic season!