The Leland & Gray High School boys varsity soccer team recently hosted Black River High School in a tightly contested, MVL match up, with the Rebels holding off the Presidents, 1-0 in Townshend. On a rain-soaked field, the Rebels got the lone score on a corner kick that barely bent into the goal over the outstretched arms of BR keeper Chris Kowalski.
The Presidents worked hard on their short passing game and kept the Rebels on their heals as they headed to the goal, but couldn't score.
The midfield play of Ben Farrow and Kippy Turco was strong with some good offensive runs by Mathias Philipsen and Jake Covell.
The defense of Black River was strong with Tyler Schaub, Victor Cuccullo and Justin Cuccullo thwarting strong Rebel Attacks.James Greenwood was a force in midfield making some offensive runs and winning the headballs.
Kowalski was his usual strong self between the pipes and had 7 saves.
Bruce Schmidt contributed information to this story