Purpose and strength
At Holderness on September 27, 2017 at 4:30 PM
Owen Glover '19 and Hayden Weatherall '18 lead PA to victory.
Holderness, NH- With heavy hearts, the Gremio got on a bus and headed north to face an organized and well-disciplined Holderness team. After receiving the sad news of the passing of one of our own, our bus ride was quiet. The pain on the bus, to say the least, was palpable, and confused faces could be found on every seat. When arriving at Holderness, the team, supporting one another, calmly walked to the locker room, changed and quickly hit the field. Before the whistle blew, the memory of Daniel Nakajima was honored with a moment of silence and soon after the two teams set up for kickoff. Despite the adversity of the day, the boys in Blue played well and quickly got on the board courtesy of Owen Glover '19 (Andover, MA). Owen collected a ball outside the 18-yard box, got by a defender, and hit a hard right-footed shot past the Bulldogs keeper making the score one nil. Before the end of the first half, Hayden Weatherall '18 (Ipswich, MA) would contribute to the cause by scoring his first goal of the season and our second of the match. Rolando Rabines '19 (Topsfield, MA) assisted Hayden's goal. Today, the play of Kion Young (Cambridge, MA) '20 in goal was fantastic as he records his first start of the season for the Gremio.
While the score of the game was a positive one, the team today came together purely to be around the support of each other. Today we felt and understood the real purpose of being part of a team and community. Thanks to all of the parents and supporters that traveled to cheer for us. Your presence always warms our hearts.