Eaglebrook’s Varsity came down the hill today and faced our best play of the season. The first fifteen minutes was the most well-organized, nimble, and assertive soccer I have seen from this team. Winston Cho struck early with good old-fashioned pressure on the centerbacks. One of them tried to clear and Winston blocked it firmly back into their goal. Later in the first half, Winston ran onto a through ball in the box and was taken out by the charging keeper. Yesung Lam finished the PK to make it 2-0. Then, Eaglebrook asserted itself with strong play up the middle to a very athletic striker who finished easily past keeper Joe Berman. Soon after, Joe B made an outstanding save, though the play was called offside. And then just before halftime, Winston Cho took a pass from Francis Andersons on a strong left corner run, cut back to the top of the box, danced through defenders and hammered a right foot past an outstretched keeper. It was 3-1 at halftime. In the second half, we were a little flat and gave up too many balls in the midfield. On a play in the corner, our wingback and wing midfielder couldn’t corral an Eaglebrook wing who found a teammate at the top of the right box who then slotted one past keeper Bob Zhang. We then gave up a PK, but we dodged a bullet when the Eaglebook star placed it wide left. Then, in the waning minutes, Winston Cho sent the dagger in with his third goal of the game. An excellent first touch and a strong turn put him top of the box where he fired another strong right footer skidding on the wet grass and into the left panel. Though Winston led the scoring, this 4-2 victory was the result of team play, positive communication, and hard work behind the ball. Luca Lyons, MacGregor Hynds, Diego Soto Lopez, Kiefer Ebling and many others had standout efforts. This was a good win as we head into a tough stretch of games.