Covenant’s boys soccer team is getting exactly the kind of results they want, even as they incorporate a ton of new faces into the lineup.
After a strong performance in a scrimmage against STAB, the Eagles officially opened the season with a 2-0 victory over 2017 VISAA Division I state tournament qualifier Trinity Episcopal Monday, notching a pair of first half goals to pick up the victory on a sweltering day that tested both teams’ depth.
“That’s a good win, a great way to start the season,” said Covenant coach Bryan Verbrugge. “We’re always glad to get a good, hard fought win on a hot day to start the season.”
The Eagles got a big boost from newcomer Josiah McCaskill who set up Soren Scott for the Eagles’ first goal and followed up with a goal of his own. McCaskill was a prolific scorer at Grace Christian and he gives the Eagles’ offense some scoring punch, a big lift for a team that already boasted an impressive, seasoned defense.
“We worked well as a team in the first half, we got a little tired in the second half,” McCaskill said. “Our two center mids they tracked back well and did the work. We just figured it out.”
Beating a team of Trinity’s caliber bodes well going forward for the Eagles, who face New Covenant Friday in a home game.
“We need to keep a level head about us and go forward with good intensity, but it was good,” McCaskill said.