NCA soccer wraps up undefeated season as champions
The Griffins soccer team had a winning season this year, coming in first place in their league.
NCA once again partnered with Mount Zion Christian School and local homeschoolers to form their co-ed varsity soccer team, playing against co-ed teams and all-boys teams.
NCA’s new athletic director, Tina Ozaroff, was a great support to the team, organizing all the games and driving the athletes to events.
Head coach Kevin Jurovaty and assistant coach Myroslav Biley encouraged players to work their hardest in all that they do, both on and off the field.
And much credit is due to the captains, Robert Misiag from NCA and homeschooler Peter Thompson, for leading the team in an outstanding season.
The team had a great offense, keeping the ball in the opposing team’s half of the field most games.
The team’s new goalie, Jonathan Goncalo, led and motivated the defense to play their hardest on the field. This hard work resulted in the defense controlling the field, letting in few to no goals over the season.
Undefeated this season, the Griffins won most games by at least four goals, except for the game against Tri-City Christian Academy. In this tight game, Thompson scored a penalty kick near the end of the game, beating Tri City 1-0 and maintaining their winning streak.
These wins brought the Griffins to the playoffs on Wednesday, Oct. 26, where they played Jesse Remington High School and won 5-1.
The final championship game was played Saturday, Oct. 29, against Tri-City. The first goal in the finals was scored in the middle of the first half by starting forward Jordyn Morey, quickly followed with another goal by Natan Biley. Vitor Diniz, the team’s skilled center midfield, scored an amazing goal at the end of the second half, making the final score 3-0.
Last year, the Griffins had an undefeated season that brought them to the championship game, where they lost in shootouts to Tri-City Christian Academy. It was exciting for the Griffins to win the championship game this year against their rivals, and it was a great last game to close the season.
Great job, Griffins!
Autumn Dillow and Jordyn Morey are sophomores at Nashua Christian Academy.