On March 18, the boys varsity soccer team headed to Loudoun County High School to play their second game of the season.
The game started off well for the Eagles as Loudoun County scored an own-goal quite early on, making the score 1-0. Loudoun County was able to quickly equalize with a goal on the other end to make it 1-1. Freedoms defense, midfield and attack linked up seamlessly, as they would for the majority of the game, to allow forward Nate Mitchell to put Freedom up for the second time, making the score 2-1. Once again, Loudoun County was able to find a response to equalize and make the game 2-2.
Midfielder Daniel Zimmerman slotted in his first goal of the season to put Freedom up for the third time in the game, making the score 3-2 with only minutes left on the clock. The resilient County team put up their last in a series of equalizers with about 5 seconds left in the game, sending it into overtime with a score of 3-2.
It was clear both teams were tired during overtime, the strain of a long and competitive game taking its toll on the players. Zimmerman was once again able to get beat the County keeper one last time with 1 minute left in overtime to give the Eagles team their first win of the season. It is worth noting the commendable passing ability of the Freedom defense, especially from Noah Gorman and Andrew Weatherly, who provided two of the assists in the match.
The boys varsity team will play their next game at Potomac Falls on March 28. Game time is 7:15 p.m.