Boys’ V Soccer Drops OT Heartbreaker in Season Opener

Friday, September 10, 2021
Chuks Ugori ’23 had a goal and an assist for Mercersburg

Chuks Ugori ’23 and Miles Maggioncalda ’23 scored goals for Mercersburg’s boys’ varsity soccer team in its season opener September 11 against visiting Woodberry Forest School, but the Tigers scored off a direct kick in overtime to outlast the Blue Storm, 3-2.

Ugori’s goal came off a Foday Bangura corner kick, and held up into the second half before Woodberry scored a pair of goals to take a 2-1 lead. Maggioncalda gave Mercersburg the equalizer with less than two minutes in regulation (via an assist from Ugori) to send things to overtime, but the Tigers found the net in the extra period to claim the win.

Mercersburg (0-1) opens Mid-Atlantic Prep League play Saturday, September 18, at The Hun School of Princeton. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. in Princeton, NJ.