For the fourth consecutive season, Northwest High School’s boys soccer team has reached the 4A West regional semifinal round.
The Jaguars won their quarterfinal match Thursday against Col. Zadok Magruder, 3-0, at Montgomery Blair High School. The game was originally scheduled to be played on Tuesday at Northwest, but had to be rescheduled and moved to a turf field because of Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the region.
“This is the fourth straight year we’re in the regional semis. The semis are nice, but that’s not our ultimate goal. We’d like to win a state championship,” Northwest coach Kert Mease said.
Northwest took a 3-0 lead in the first half, started by a third-minute goal from Mukor Harris. Harris’ left-footed half volley was followed by goals from Andreas Aderiye and Curtis Wynne.
“We came to play,” Mease said. “To score right away and get three in the first half is good. It’s disappointing we didn’t get to play at home, but we’re back here again on Saturday.”
Indeed, the Jaguars face the defending region champs and state runner-up, Walter Johnson, at Blair on Saturday night.
Northwest 3, Col. Zadok Magruder 0
Col. Zadok Magruder (3-11-0) 0 0 — 0
Northwest (10-3-1) 3 0 — 3
Northwest — Mukor Harris, Andreas Aderiye, Curtis Wynne
Northwest — Ben Jacks