Boys Soccer vs. Brookfield Academy
The University School boys’ soccer team defeated Brookfield Academy, 6-0, in a Midwest Classic Conference game on Monday, October 12th at Brookfield Academy.
“It's satisfying to beat your arch-rival,” said Jock Mutschler, USM’s head coach. “It was especially tasty tonight as the Blue Knights managed a draw with us at Ken Laird Field last season.”
The Wildcats took control of the game early and never let up. They outshot the Blue Knights, 12-2, in the first half and scored 3 goals in that opening 45-minute span. Overall, USM outshot BA, 24-9, with 14 of their shots on net. Donny Jones led the scoring for the winners. The USM senior scored two goals and assisted on a third goal by his classmate, Noah Eghbali, in the first half. Junior Loic Marolda, senior Bradshaw Morel, and junior Reily Kingwill each scored 1 goal for USM in the second half. The goals by Morel and Kingwill were the first varsity goal for each player.
Junior Ali Mortada started as goalkeeper and made 0 saves in the first 60 minutes. Darius Wright, a freshman, completed the game in goal for the Wildcats. He made sure of the shutout by stopping the Blue Knights’ 1 shot on goal. Freshman goalie Jacob Schneck started for BA. He made 4 saves in the first half. His second-half replacement, senior Andrew Dysart, also made 4 saves.
Jones scored the game-winning goal at 17:15. On a corner play, he took a pass from Eghbali and fired the ball off the post and in. For USM’s second goal, Jones feathered a through pass from midfield to Eghbali on the right side. Eghbali moved into the BA 18-yard box and salvoed a shot past Schneck at 29:36. Jones made it 3-0, USM, at 34:16, when Marolda overlapped him and Jones found him with a pass. Marolda concluded the play with a through pass back to Jones who converted it into a goal.
The Wildcats increased their lead early in the second half on an unassisted goal by Marolda. He dribbled into the Blue Knights 18-yard box, wove around two defenders, and placed a shot to Dysart’s right inside the post at 48:32. Morel scored at 69:19. The ball came out of the box to him. He immediately blasted a one-timer into the net for his first goal in four years. Kingwill scored his own first varsity goal at 78:03. Sophomore Nathan Miller slipped the ball to Kingwill who took a quick shot from the top of the BA box for USM’s concluding goal of the contest.
After the game, Mutschler said, “Congratulations to Bradshaw and Reily K, exciting firsts for both of them. As Bradshaw related to me, "It only took four years. Donny provided us with that critical first goal. The reserves not only held the lead, they expanded it and ensured we recorded a clean sheet.”
USM is 7-0 and 4-0 in the Midwest Classic Conference. The Wildcats take on another conference arch-rival when they play next. They host Lake Country Lutheran in a Midwest Classic Conference game at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 16th at USM.