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Krywukci's goals lift Friends boys soccer past St. Mary's

Junior forward Nick Krywucki scored two goals Friday, leading Friends to a 3-0 victory over St. Marys in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference boys soccer game at Friends School.

The win was an important one for the Quakers because they are trying to finish second in the conference. They have a home game against Boys Latin and a road game at Saints Peter & Paul remaining.

We are trying to win out so we can take second place in the league behind Severn, Friends coach Sean Rush said. If we do that, we can skip a quarterfinal game.

That could happen if Friends (7-4-1) continues to get strong performances from Krywucki.

Krywucki, who has six goals in four games, scored the games first goal from 18 yards out in the 14th minute. He beat goalie Nick Vasco-Vasquez with a blistering right-footed shot to the left corner.

Nick has been fantastic, Rush said. He has gotten four goals in the last two games. Hes back in the lineup after missing most of the season with hamstring injury and shin problem. 

Senior midfielder Harrison Sotoloff scored Friends second goal in the 35th minute, challenging Vasco-Vasquez (13 saves) with a shot to the right post that the goalie failed to make a sliding stop on.

Krywucki finished Friends scoring in the 45th minute when his shot went off the left post and hit Vasquez before going into the net.

We controlled possession and created a lot of chances, said Rush, whose team held a 21-4 advantage in shots. And we put those in the back of the net. Sometimes, we havent this season.

Friends also beat St. Marys 2-0 in Annapolis on Oct. 1.

Friends has a lot of speed and that puts a lot of pressure on our fullbacks, St. Marys coach Chris Hennings said. If you give up a lot of shots, they are bound to score.

Friends girls soccer tops AACS in playoff opener

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The Friends girls soccer team opened the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference playoffs with a 3-1 victory over visiting Annapolis Area Christian School.

Fifth-seeded Friends moves onto to play fourth-seeded St. Pauls Monday in Brooklandville.

Freshmen Brenna Firlie and Shania Samuel and senior Rachel Kehoe scored for Friends (8-5) against 12th-seeded AACS. Freshman Carrie Zaremba had three saves for the winners.

Its satisfying for the kids who have worked so hard to win this game, Friends coach Rich Seiler said. This the first playoff game for a lot of our freshmen. We have seven freshmen on the team. They are starting to play well and they are starting to play together.

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