Boyle Street FC Soccer Club - a winning team! Mike Siek
Abraham Kendi. Mike Siek
Boyle Street FC Soccer Club’s First Win of the Season
It was a game that was almost sure to be another tick in the loss column for the Boyle Street FC soccer team, who had yet to win a game this season. The night of February 21 began with word that the BSFC team was going to have to play one person short for the duration of the game, since they only had one female show up for this late 10 p.m. game. However, the team played hard, communicating well, shooting whenever there was an opening and passing well when there was not, defending and recovering defensively during turnovers, and subbing when tired. The team immediately tied the game after every goal by the opposing team. At the half, the teams were tied 3-3, and as the second half began, the teams continued to trade goals in a hard fought battle. In the end, the BSFC held off a solid attack by their opponents for the last three minutes of the game to barely hold on to their 6-5 victory. This small team of dedicated and energetic ESSC soccer players proved that a winning spirit is sometimes all it takes when the chemistry is just right.
Drop-In Floor Hockey Sportsmanship Award
This month’s Sportsmanship award goes to Abraham Kendi, who shows a quiet yet hard-working attitude whenever he’s on the floor. His ability and skill are obvious in his plays, and he shares that skill with others freely, never making others feel lesser-than. Abraham’s understated yet obvious skill and attitude embody what many at the drop-in floor hockey games strive for. Join us on Fridays at 1:00 p.m. for free drop-in floor hockey. All skill levels, capacities, and genders are welcome. (Ages 18+)
Mike Siek is a Program Coordinator with ICRWP.