The Germantown Academy boys soccer team entered its Nov. 13 matchup against William Penn Charter with a unique opportunity. Not only would a win against the long-time rival Quakers bring the Patriots a coveted point on GA-PC Day, but it would also give the team its first Inter-Academic Athletic League title since 2009.
Throughout the season, the Patriots showed signs of dominance and started the year with a perfect record during September. When league play started in October, GA dropped a pair of contests – one to Episcopal Academy and one to Springside Chestnut Hill Academy – but bounced back and rattled off seven-straight Inter-Ac wins to set themselves up for history.
However, it took GA some time before they could seal the victory. Despite controlling most of the play and taking plenty of shots in the first half, Germantown Academy was still scoreless at halftime. Following the intermission, the Patriots outscored their opponents, 3-0, securing their spot as Inter-Ac Champions.
Students stormed the field and embraced the members of the team as the final whistle sounded. When the celebration subsided, Christian Combs ‘22 was awarded the Alumni Soccer Award as the game's MVP.
While the league title will not be forgotten soon, Germantown Academy (17-2 overall, 8-2 Inter-Ac) will look to close out its season on an even higher note, as they take on Kiski School for the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Championship on Nov. 17 at 2:30pm.