Summit MS soccer team stops Cherokee at home

Summit Charter Middle School soccer team played Cherokee at home on Wednesday and won 4-2. Big factors included steady pressure from the offense and Summit goalie Edward Marquina anchoring the defense.

“I think we did well, it was a fair game with a good balance of competition,” said Marquina.

Summit Chance Wilson takes the ball coast to coast against Cherokee on Wednesday at home.

At one point late in the game Cherokee received a penalty kick at the edge of the box that slipped by Marquina who said he gave it his all and doesn’t let the goal phase him.

“I thought I was ready for it,” said Marquina. “After the kick I tried my best and that was it.”

Summit Edward Marquina seconds before a penalty kick from the edge of the box against Cherokee.

Summit Andrew Beurmann said Cherokee’s defense made getting to the goal a challenge, but he thought the Bears did well.

“We played good,” said Beurmann. “I think we should work on spreading out instead of clumping like we did in the second half.”

Summit Anthony Qemali takes one for the team and prevents Cherokee from moving the ball up field.

Summit Braydon Hahn said he’ll take the win but there’s a lot of work to be done.

“Today wasn’t our best game, we missed a lot of shots, but we did good overall,” said Hahn. “And we’re going to work on controlling the ball more, it was a little sloppy out there.”

Summit Lauch Young makes his way up field against Cherokee at home.

Summit next plays at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 at home against Swain.

Article and Photos by Brian O’Shea
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