Knights Fall to Rival SHP

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Knights Fall to Rival SHP

Junior Ilan Listgarten reaches to block a pass from opponent on SHP. Staff Photo: Sadie Stinson.

Junior Ilan Listgarten reaches to block a pass from opponent on SHP. Staff Photo: Sadie Stinson.

Junior Ilan Listgarten reaches to block a pass from opponent on SHP. Staff Photo: Sadie Stinson.

Junior Ilan Listgarten reaches to block a pass from opponent on SHP. Staff Photo: Sadie Stinson.

Page Wolfenden, Sports Editor

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With all rival games comes high energy from both teams and their respective fans. The varsity boys’ soccer game against SHP was no exception. Turnout was significant from both schools, creating an exciting and competitive environment. Ultimately, the Knights fell 5-0, a disappointing result following their win against The King’s Academy just two days prior. This game marked the team’s first loss of the season, bringing their overall record to 6-3-1. 

In a close first half, the Gators tallied just one goal. However, SHP gained traction in the second half, scoring an additional four goals to secure their 5-0 victory. Despite the score not being in Menlo’s favor, the crowd remained vocal and hopeful throughout the game, cheering on their fellow classmates. 

“Prep has a great team — maybe the best team we’ve played this season — so obviously it wasn’t going to be an easy game,” senior captain Adam Kasser said. “We know what happens when we play at our worst and we know what happens when we play at our best. It’s about finding a way to play 80 solid minutes of soccer, not just a good first half or a good second half, to get the results we want.”