Saturday, September 11, 2004
By Vincent Lewis
After a long summer break and the beginning of a new school year, it's now the time for athletics directors to ensure that every fall sport has everything it needs to compete at the highest level possible. During scheduled home games, you can find most directors roaming around from field to field providing assisting where necessary. There are some that you'll find watching the game as a fan with high hopes of their team coming away with the win. At Lindenwold High School, the Lions were hosting Woodstown in a non-league boy's soccer game. Derryk Sellers was that athletic director riding away happy as Lindenwold recorded a 3-2 decision behind the scoring of Edwin Maldanade and Jaime Flores.
On the night before, Lindenwold’s football team came away with an opening night victory making Coach Sellers happy and he would continue with that feeling as the boy’s soccer team’s effort on the field was enough to come away with the win. With the way the season is starting for Sellers, maybe the field hockey will begin to find some of that success this year.
Lindenwold struck first when Maldanade got a second chance at scoring. With a very good scoring chance, Maldanade’s shot in close was stopped by Woodstown’s keeper. But at the 33:10 mark, Flores gave Maldanade another chance he made good on giving the Lions a 1-0 lead. Just over three and a half minutes later, Maldanade assisted Flores on the next goal and it seems the Lions were in complete control.
Woodstown would score twice during the first half, the first by Travis Goss who was assisted by Craig Bober. The second goal was scored with 11:48 remaining in the half by Brady Ewart, assisted by Jason Norris. Four goals in one half highlighted most of the scoring action, but the defensive battle took over in the second half. The duel of Maldanade and Flores struck again to score the only goal and the game winner for Lindenwold.