ON THE BALL: Princeton Day School boys’ soccer goalie Trevor Kunkle tracks the ball in recent action. Last Thursday, senior Kunkle posted a shutout in his last high school appearance as PDS defeated Franklin High 2-0 in its season finale. The victory left the Panthers with a 6-5-1 record this fall. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)
By Bill Alden
Trevor Kunkle and his fellow seniors on the Princeton Day School boys’ soccer team rose to the occasion last Thursday as the Panthers hosted Franklin High in their final high school game.
With goalie Kunkle posting a shutout and classmate Aidan McChesney notching the winning goal in the first half, PDS earned a 2-0 win to finish the fall at 6-5-1.
“It was definitely a big one, we have a great group of guys,” said Kunkle, reflecting on the finale.
“It is just sad that it is the last game and we won’t be able to put on this jersey again. I am glad that we ended up with a win.”
The Panther defense tightened up after squandering a late lead in a 4-3 loss to Bordentown two days earlier.
“In the last game we kind of folded toward the end,” said Kunkle.
“I am proud of them, they really stepped up and helped me out. I was able to do my job.”
Having started the season sharing time in the net with classmate Bruno Cucchi, Kunkle took over the starting job down the stretch. more