Tuesday, November 2, 2004
By Jason Brown
Here we go again with a test to see if teams can improve or repeat their quest to advance further that they ever had. The Vikings from Atlantic City was one of those teams making the postseason for the first time in a while and were traveling to Lenape to take on the third seeded Indians. Lenape was looking to improve on capturing the South Jersey Group 3 title instead of just making it to it. Five second half goals broke a somewhat close game open. Lenape now advances to the next round with their 6-0 victory and will host Absegami.
Right at the start of this first round boy’s soccer game, Lenape quickly pressured the Vikings goalie Scott Uhing who came up with some big saves. Kyle Bowe was one of those players for Lenape who was able to get by the defense with a shot on goal. Uhing would be in the right place at the right time, but Bowe kept on trying. His persistence paid of at the 21:21 mark when he received a nice pass in the open and was in position to put the ball past Uhing for the 1-0 lead.
The second half was a different story for the Indians as their persistence again paid off, but their defense was impressive. Atlantic City did not get that many chances to put a shot on goal. Most of the play was in Lenape’s favor and it showed with Bowe scoring his second goal of the game. The other goals were scored by Matt Brooks, James Tuttle, Scott Gershman and Matt Pepe.
Photos by Art Redd