Olivia Bishop reporting on last week’s MS Soccer:
The Atlanta Classical Academy Middle School soccer team had a rough week on the pitch. The Cavs had a close game against Davis Academy with a final score of 3-2. Credit to Mac Felty and Andi Guerrero-Medina for the two goals. The next two games were against Ridgeview and Atlanta International School. We do not need to speak of those games, although Atlanta Classical played tough to the end. Good luck Cavs!
Mr. Holt reporting on this week’s MS Soccer:
This Mr. Holt, Live From Atlanta Classical Academy, in place of our student reporter Olivia Bishop, who, due to a bad case of Priori Commitmentatus, was unable to make the games this week. On Tuesday, the Cavaliers went head-to-head with local rival Epstein in a titanic showdown sure to have implications for the payoff race. Epstein’s infamously, illegal-in-thirty-states, small field lived up to its reputation as the Cavaliers struggled to find the back of the net. Meanwhile, Epstein, reaping the benefits of the having the only field in the middle school league with an actual home field advantage, played a variation of kickball and U8 bunchball as they managed to slide several shots home past the ACA defense as they fought both depth perception and the reality that the field on which they were playing was truly half the size of any other on which they had played.
After a brief two days rest, the Cavs were back at it again against Sandy Springs Charter School. Both the temperature and competitive spirits were at boiling points on ye old pitch Thursday. After weathering an initial Sandy Springs assault, ACA turned the pressure to other team as “Big Mac” Felty masterfully broke loose on the left side and pounded the ball past the opposing keeper. Although dominant throughout the game, ACA’s goalkeeper Sam “Silky Pony” Gladkov could do little to stop two goals shortly before half. Down at halftime, the Cavaliers fought fiercely throughout the second half. With less than two minutes on the clock, Mac “The Surgeon” Felty, knowing the Diem needed to be Carpe’d, took matters into his own surgical hands (and feet) and embarked on a blistering run from half field, dissecting the Sandy Springs defense like a second-year med student on a cadaver, and finished by perfectly placing the ball over head of the helpless Sandy Springs keeper. Unfortunately for our gallant heroes, ACA’s old rivals stole two goals back as ACA fell 2-4 in front of a sellout crowd. This most recent game snapped ACA’s twelve-year unbeaten streak against Sandy Springs and brought the schools’ series total since 1956 to 45-23 in ACA’s favor.