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Readers can expect a summary of each Quince Orchard boys’ soccer game for the 2016 season. Game summaries will usually be available the same night as the game. The author, Jeff Holmstead, is a long-time soccer fan and the proud father of a Quince Orchard soccer player. In an effort to... Read more

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Quince Orchard Varsity Boys Soccer wins 4-1 in Season Opener At Sherwood (PHOTOS)

The Quince Orchard (QO) boys’ soccer team started the season with a 4-1 win over Sherwood.

Eli Holmstead scored the first goal of the season 30 minutes into the game, with a nice assist from Marco Capraro, after a long free kick into the box.  The second goal came 2 minutes into the second half, when Alex Martinez pounded the ball into the net from just inside the box on an assist from Holmstead.

Martinez also scored the third goal, unassisted, after dispossessing a defender and beating the goalkeeper in the box.

After Sherwood scored to bring the score to 3-1, Holmstead scored his second goal just before the end of the game, beating 2 defenders on the left side and then poking the ball through the goalkeeper’s legs.

Edwin Portillo assisted on the final goal.

QO controlled possession most of the game, but Sherwood pressed hard after scoring its goal, and QO goalkeeper Scott Drazen made two brilliant saves in the second half, once coming well off his line to stop a one-on-one opportunity for Sherwood.

Photos | Ronald Little

Schedule of Games

Date Time Opponent
Tues 09.06.2016 7:15pm @ Sherwood High School
Thurs 09.08.2016 7:15 p.m. Walt Whitman High School
Mon 09.12.2016 7:15 p.m. Northwest High School
Wed 09.14.2016 7:15 p.m. Gaithersburg Sr High School
Mon 09.19.2016 7:15 p.m. @ Poolesville Sr High School
Thurs 09.22.2016 7:15 p.m. Seneca Valley High School
Tues 09.27.2016 7:15 p.m. @ Clarksburg High School
Thurs 09.29.2016 7:15 p.m. Thomas S Wootton High School
Tues 10.04.2016 7:15 p.m. @ Damascus High School
Mon 10.10.2016 7:15 p.m. @ Col Zadok Magruder High School
Thurs 10.13.2016 5:15 p.m. @ Richard Montgomery High School
Thurs 10.20.2016 5:15 p.m. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
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Jeff Holmstead

About Jeff Holmstead

Jeff Holmstead is a long-time soccer fan and the proud father of a Quince Orchard High School soccer player. In an effort to keep other soccer fans informed about the QO boys’ soccer team, he volunteered to write a brief summary of every QO game this season. In his professional life, he works as a lawyer and lobbyist on energy and environmental issues.


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