The final day of the NXT LVL Invitational at Afrim’s Sports Park near Albany, N.Y., featured 16 matches with several of the nation’s top prep school and residential academy programs, and more than 85 college coaches were on hand to take in the action, including several from NCAA Division I Top 25 programs.
There was a run of eight matches in the mid-afternoon that resulted in four one-goal contests, two two-goal contests, and one tie in games that included the reigning NEPSAC Prep A and Prep B champions and no fewer than five of the Prep Top 10 teams.
Here are the match summaries for Sunday, the final day of the event:
South Kent School (Conn.) 1, Loomis Chaffee (Conn.) 0:scored 15 minutes into the second half to carry top-ranked South Kent to win over a talented Loomis team that had the better of the play the entire first half. Alejandro Fuentesal, from Spain, assisted in the game-winner.
Worcester Academy (Mass.) 4, Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.) 1: Colgate commit, TJ Liquori, Luis Baez, and scored as Worcester Academy handled Northfield Mount Hermon. Baez is a member of the Dominican Republic’s Under-17 National Team. Rohan Dhingra netted NMH’s goal.
Taft School (Conn.) 3, Avon Old Farms (Conn.) 1: La Zai Outerbridge,, and Alexander Henderson scored the goals to carry Taft School to a victory over Avo Old Farms. Baffour ended with a goal and one assist. The result keeps Taft perfect at 3-0 this season. Nana Tuffour scored for Avon Old Farms.
Phillips Exeter (N.H.) 2, Rivers School (Mass.) 1: Reed Cash converted a late penalty kick as Phillips Exeter surprised Rivers School. Cash’s score broke a 1-1 tie. Rivers entered the match with an undefeated record while Exeter was 1-2-1. Jacob Shapiro gave Exeter a 1-0 lead before Mason Shultz evened the score.
Milton Academy (Mass.) 2, Berkshire School (Mass.) 1: Tufts commit Luke Randolph scored both goals as Milton Academy edged Berkshire School in a clash of perennial Prep Top 10 programs. Petr Tcheleshev scored for Berkshire.
Northwood School-1 (N.Y.) 1, Williston Northampton (Mass.) 0: Stanford commit Liam Doyle scored the lone goal as Northwood edged Williston Northampton in a clash of Prep Top 10-ranked teams.
Buckingham Browne and Nichols (Mass.) 3, Hotchkiss School (Conn.) 3: Mohammed Nuhu converted a late penalty kick for his second goal of the match as Hotchkiss rallied for a draw with BB&N. Nuhu had two goals andhad the other. Andrei Buchatsky, , and scored for BB&N.
Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) 2, Good Counsel (Md.) 0: Belmont commitscored the first goal and assisted the second as Moeller finished the weekend 2-1 with a win over Good Counsel, which ended 1-1. Kiper’s goal was assisted by Logan Peters. Kiper then set up a goal by . Kiper and Breidenbach scored goals in each of Moeller’s three matches.
High Mowing (N.H.) 2, Hill School (Pa.) 0: Tremaine Henry scored for the second straight day and Ishmael Elmi added a goal as High Mowing, powered by a pair of Canadians, defeated Hill School. Rushon Sandy recorded the shutout.
Shenendehowa (N.Y.) 1, Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.) 0: Emir Cekic scored a second-half goal to treat the home fans to a Shenendehowa victory. Shenendehowa was the lone Albany-area school in the event, and the team got to play before a true home crowd. The match was Shen’s lone NXT LVL content. Springside Chestnut Hill, which is battling injuries and constant lineup changes, finished 0-2.
Choate Rosemary Hall (Conn.) 2, Lawrenceville (N.J.) 0: Cory Williams and Nico Mangiafico netted the goals as Chaote won the annual clash with Lawrenceville. This weekend each year all of the fall sports teams from these two schools play. This year, Choate was the home team and Choate and Lawrenceville agreed to move the match to be part of the NXT LVL Invitational as opposed to playing it on campus.
St. Andrew’s (R.I.) 7, Pathfinder Academy (N.Y.) 1: Allesandro Lancia scored twice and Christopher Bianco, Benat Zubia, Horacio Vicioso, AL Elson, and Guillermo Herrero Martinez added goals as St. Andrew’s rolled up a comfortable win. Bobby Acosta scored for Pathfinder Academy.
Western Reserve Academy (Ohio) 3, Westminster School (Conn.) 0: Kelly Janssen scored all three goals for Western Reserve Academy, recording the first NXT LVL hat trick, as the Ohio program delivered its first shutout of the season. Anthony Grguric was in goal for the shutout.
Proctor Academy (N.H.) 3, Millbrook School (N.Y.) 0: Oz Atwood, Eric Edmonds, and Henry Krehbiel scored as Proctor Academy closed out the event by winning the final contest of the day.
Bridgton Academy (Maine) 2, South Kent School-2 (Conn.) 1: Leao Nelson and Leandro Naous scored as Bridgton rallied for a win over South Kent’s reserves. Both teams used reserves throughout the match. Sophomore Nicholas Napoli scored for South Kent.
Northwood School-2 (N.Y.) 5, Pomfret School (Conn.) 1: Northwood’s younger team rolled up an easy win over Pomfret. Sachiel Ming scored twice and Gonzalo Munoz, Jeremy Tsang, and Lokoah Paye scored for Northwood. Nate Watson scored Pomfret’s goal.