Boys Soccer Roundup: Walsingham, HRA Earn Narrow Victories

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Max Rinaldi scored a goal during Walsingham's win against Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. (file photo)
Max Rinaldi scored a goal during Walsingham’s win against Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. (file photo)

Walsingham’s boys soccer team earned a hard-fought 2-0 win at home Thursday against Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.

The Trojans pressed early on offense, which paid dividends when Konstantin Ries got on the board.

Ries collected a throw in from Landon Gero, turned and ripped a low shot into the corner of the net for the game’s opening goal.

Holding a 1-0 lead, Walsingham played a calmer and possession-heavy style in the second half. Despite the change of pace, the Trojans were able to find the back of the net once more before the final whistle.

In the 87th minute, Max Rinaldi sprinted down the left side, made a couple of Nansemond-Suffolk Acadmey defenders miss and beat the keeper for the game’s final goal.

Walsingham (5-4-1) will face its next task at home Tuesday against Bishop Sullivan.

Walsingham Academy 2, Nansemond-Suffolk Acadmey 0

Goals: Walsingham (Konstantin Ries, Max Rinaldi)
Assists: Walsingham (Landon Gero)

 

HRA Edges Trinity Episcopal

Patrick Phillips scored a second-half goal to lift Hampton Roads Academy to a 1-0 home win against Trinity Episcopal on Thursday.

HRA goalkeeper Carey Hutchens proved crucial for the Navigators, recording six saves during the clean sheet.

With the game scoreless at the half, Phillips found the back of the net in the second half off an assist from Jonathan Brownbill for the game’s only score.

HRA (5-1-0) will face a quick turnaround as the Navigators travel to take on Steward School on Friday.

Hampton Roads Academy 1, Trinity Episcopal 0

Goals: HRA (Patrick Phillips)
Assists: HRA (Jonathan Brownbill)