Prep Talk

Hermits Soccer Defeats EHT in the CAL Semi-Final

Posted October 19th, 2023

By: Ethan Montone ’26  and Aidan Flanigan ’26
Photography: Eric Crain ’26

October 18, 2023 – RICHLAND, NJ – Hermits Soccer faced off against Egg Harbor Twp. on Fr. Stephen J. LaRosa Memorial Field in the Semi-Final of the Cape Atlantic League. Early in the game, Junior Alex Clark scored in the 8th minute to put the Hermits up early. Clark did not wait long to help the Hermits double the lead as he deposited a second goal in the 22nd minute. His second of the night put the Hermits in a great position early on in the match.

Photo Credit: Eric Crain ’26

As the first half was winding down, Senior JohnPaul Mazza scored in the 35th minute. The Hermits played a strong first half finishing out the first 40 up 3-0. In the second half, the Hermits continued to put on a strong performance. In the 47th minute, EHT received a yellow card making the task of overcoming the Hermits’ lead that much more insurmountable. The second half was another strong performance by the Hermits. In the final two minutes of the final frame, Senior Brent Reidenbach scored a late insurance goal in the 79th minute. The final whistle blew and the game concluded, four on the board for the Hermits, and zero for EHT.

We asked Junior Alex Clark how he felt about the team’s win against EHT and his two early goals. “Team wins are always great, two goals against a big rival is nice to score, scoring two early goals felt good to start off the game” said Clark.

The Hermits will be moving on to the CAL Final where they will either play Cedar Creek or Mainland.  Stay tuned for updates from the CAL Final and more from the Hermits Athletics Internship Team!