Varsity soccer falls to Mustangs in PK’s


Caroline Long

The varsity boys played NC’s rival, Kennesaw Mountain. Although NC did not win, the boys are determined to re-start the winning streak they once had. The boys fought hard and played well, although the referees kept making terrible calls.

Caroline Long, Reporter, photographer

Thursday night, March 10, the varsity boys soccer team played head-to-head in a close game against the Kennesaw Mountain Mustangs. After 90 minutes, the game ended in a 1-1 tie, and NC and Kennesaw Mountain went into extra time with neither team scoring. Each team shot five penalty kicks, ending NC scoring four times, but the mustangs still netting five to claim victory.  

The referees added unnecessary drama to the already tense game. Six players were yellow carded and one player received a red card. “The loss was due to poor refereeing and we feel like we were really unfortunate and when people felt like they were wronged or put in a corner unfairly they usually came out and reacted with a lot of passion so I’m sure we’ll come out strong today,” Senior Luqman Elrifadi said.

“I felt as if that was a win we should’ve went home with. I strongly feel that we can regain another win streak. I think that we truly lost the game because we were unlucky,” Senior DeAngelo Henry said. “The previous game we scored the first goal and all we had to do was defend that goal. I thought we should’ve won the penalty shoot, but once again we were unlucky.”

Henry and the rest of the team remain confident that they will begin a new winning streak tonight as they play at North Paulding at 5:30.