Saints boys’ soccer team suffers tough playoff loss

The St. Stephens & St. Agnes Saints in a soccer game last fall. (Photo Credit: Missy Schrott)

By Missy Schrott | [email protected]

The varsity boys’ soccer team from St. Stephens & St. Agnes School lost a close-fought 1-0 game against Landon High School in the Interstate Athletic Conference semi-finals on Tuesday.

The Saints’ defense held out against Landon’s driving offense for the game’s first 40 minutes. At halftime there was no score. Landon scored the game’s only goal seven minutes into the second half, securing the win.

“The Saints had several good attacking opportunities, but could not convert those into goals,” Assistant Coach John Sweeney wrote in a recap of the game’s highlights.

The IAC is made up of six private high schools in the D.C. area. Despite not securing a spot in the IAC finals, the Saints varsity soccer team moves on to the first round of states at the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association tournament this Friday against Potomac.