Q: What do a vacuum cleaner, the Iron Curtain, and an automatic scoring machine have in common?
A: Before yesterday, they had not taken the field for the Great Barrington Waldorf High School soccer team, ten players with no substitutes, to defeat Simon’s Rock College of Bard, 2-1, in the gathering darkness of the first snowfall of the season on an away field. This was Waldorf’s second win over Simon’s Rock, often their toughest opponent, in five years.
Ninth grader Kosta Koufis, the automatic scoring machine, scored twice in the first half. Simon’s Rock, graciously also playing only ten, scored quickly to open the second half. Then, as the weather worsened and Waldorf tired, postgraduate Justin Neves, the Iron Curtain of the defense, and tenth grader Nick Sagarin, a vacuum in the goal, assisted by a swarm of game teammates, froze the Rock in its tracks.
This win, which brings Waldorf’s record to 6-3-1, ensures a winning season. Let’s hope Waldorf can field a full team for the rematch, a home game next Tuesday, November 1, at 4:30.