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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 2-1 in Overtime Against Clarksburg

After giving up an early goal, the Quince Orchard (QO) boys managed to come back and beat Clarksburg in overtime by a score of 2-1. As the Washington Post said in reporting on the game, “High-scoring Quince Orchard proves it can win ugly.” QO won on an incredible goal by sophomore defender Ronin Robertson, who ended the game with a golden goal 7 minutes into overtime.

Clarksburg scored in the 10th minute on a hard, high shot from junior Jamaine Barnie from 5 yards outside the box. QO goalkeeper Scott Drazan just managed to get his gloves on the ball and tried to tip it over the crossbar, but he didn’t get enough of it to keep it from going into the net and giving Clarksburg a 1-0 lead. The QO boys looked sluggish for most of the first half and had a hard time making anything happen until just before halftime, when they had several hard but unsuccessful shots on goal.

QO looked better in the 2nd half and dominated possession for most of the rest of the game. They created several good opportunities, including one for senior midfielder Alex Martinez that he sent just wide. With 20 minutes left in regulation, however, a beautiful bit of teamwork gave Martinez another chance, and he buried this one to tie the game at 1-1.  Junior defender Bryce Sullinger started the play by making  a run up the right side and then sending the ball ahead to senior forward Edwin Portillo. Portillo dribbled two defenders and then crossed the ball into Martinez, who made a good first touch to get past a defender and then beat the Clarksburg keeper from the penalty spot with his right foot.

QO pressed hard for the rest of regulation, and it looked like a shot from senior forward Eli Holmstead might win the game with 10 seconds left.  He hit a hard volley on a bouncing ball from 5 yards outside the box, but the Clarksburg keeper, senior Sebastian Aulestia, just managed to push it over the crossbar and send the game into overtime. Aulestia made 15 saves to keep Clarksburg in the game.

The golden goal came 7 minutes into overtime on a remarkable shot by Robertson. Holmstead took the ball down the middle and pushed it ahead to Martinez on the right side.  Martinez sent a long cross to the corner of the box, where Robertson back-heeled the ball out of the air – up and over the Clarksburg keeper and grazing the underside of the crossbar before going into the net.

Schedule of Games

Day Date Time Opponent Outcome
Tues 09.06.2016 7:15 pm @ Sherwood High School Win, 4-1
Thurs 09.08.2016 7:15 p.m. Walt Whitman High School Win, 3-1
Mon 09.12.2016 7:15 p.m. Northwest High School Loss, 2-3
Wed 09.14.2016 7:15 p.m. Gaithersburg Sr High School Win, 3-1
Mon 09.21.2016 7:15 p.m. @ Poolesville Sr High School Win, 18-1
Thurs 09.22.2016 7:15 p.m. Seneca Valley High School Win, 2-0
Tues 09.27.2016 7:15 p.m. @ Clarksburg High School Win, 2-1
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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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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