The Waldorf Varsity soccer team rounded out an outstanding 13-1 season by winning the IPPSAL (Independent Private Parochial School Athletic League) Division II Championship game, defeating Martin Luther High School 3-1, at the Portledge School, Monday, Oct. 25.
Waldorf started the game in a buoyant mood having beaten Martin Luther in two previous games this season. It was not until the 25th minute of play that the goalkeeper fumbled a long pass from Peter Foster, giving Jesse Kane the opportunity to slot the ball home to take the lead for Waldorf.
The second half began with Waldorf dominating play. A powerful header into the net by David Bantlin, off of a well-flighted corner kick by Peter Foster, gave Waldorf a 2-0 lead. With a well-positioned shot inside the far post Martin Luther put the Waldorf team under pressure by scoring their first goal. With Martin Luther fighting to score, Waldorf goalkeeper Chris Smalley made a fantastic 1-on-1 save denying the opponents' the opportunity to equalize the score. A brilliant kick to the upper right corner of the net by Jesse Kane, his 32nd goal of the season, gave Waldorf a comfortable 3-1 victory.
"It was the very least they deserved after such a wonderful season, proving to themselves and the teams they played that hard work and dedication wins at the end of the day," Coach Steve Elliot said. On Friday, Oct. 22, Waldorf advanced to the championship game by defeating the Lexington School in a hard-fought semi-final game wining 2-0.
The Waldorf School of Garden City offers classes from N-12 and is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) and the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA). The Waldorf School participates in the I.P.P.S.A.L. league in cross-country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball and lacrosse. Fore more information about the school, call 742-3434 ext.129.