The 2016 Boys Soccer Season was a​​ historic one, as all three teams posted great records and the Varsity lost in PKs in the championship game, the farthest the team has ever gone in the playoffs. Although the Varsity team started the season with a few close losses, they found a groove in the league, and churned out one goal victories over Shipley, Moorestown Friends, George School, and Germantown Friends. ANC had not beaten many of those teams in recent years, and it was the first time ANC Boys Soccer ever defeated Shipley. The Lions earned the #3 seed going into the playoffs, and visited Friends Central in the Semifinals. The Lions grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 2nd half, but Friends Central tied the game with 5 minutes remaining. After a scoreless OT, ANC won 3-1 on PKs. In the Championship game, ANC played well and earned two PKs in regulation and OT which they could not convert. OT finished scoreless, leading to more nail-biting PKs. The dramatic game ended on the 12th penalty attempt, with ANC losing 7-8. Although they came up just short of the Championship, they had a great, historic season with much to be proud of. The team is graduating a talented group of Seniors, but there are many skilled underclassmen on the team making the future of ANC Boys Soccer look bright. We will see you next year.

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The ANC Boys Soccer team gives it their all. Their dedication and hard work leads to improvements in awareness and sportsmanship as well as dribbling. They compete in the Friends School league. For up-to-date information and game cancellations, call our Sports Hotline: 267-502-4801.

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Game Scores and Recaps 

ANC vs Moorestown Friends School - 9/19/2017

Varsity ANC - 2, MFS - 1

The Lions played a great 2nd half, scoring two goals to defeat the Foxes 2-1 and win their first league game. Declan D scored two amazing goals from outside the 18 to put ANC up 2-0, before the MFS pulled a goal back on a great shot of their own. The game went back and forth before the Foxes drew a penalty kick which they put wide with minutes left in the game. Jacob G recorded 4 saves in net for ANC in the win.

JV ANC - 2, MFS - 1

The young Lions won their first league game with two goals by Gavin J, both assisted by Blake H.

ANC vs Hun School - 9/14/2017

Varsity ANC - 4, Hun School - 1

The Lions played a great game from front to back and left the Raiders with a 4-1 victory. David C. started off the scoring on a nice assist from Declan D. Chakra W. picked up the next two on either side of half time, and Yates P. picked up the last goal. Nandin R. had a solid game in net.

JV ANC - 0, Hun School - 6

The young Lions battled, but fell at Hun 6-0. Rafe W. and Kevin B played well in net.

Varsity ANC - 3, Plumstead Christian - 0- 9/12/2017

The Lions played a solid all-around game and defeated Plumstead 3-0, with three goal in the first half. Declan D, Dave C, and Yates P scored the goals, with Declan D and Nandin R chipping in the assists. Wil V had a solid game in net to earn the shutout.

ANC vs Germantown Academy - 9/8/2017

Varsity ANC - 0, Germantown Academy - 3

The Lions played tough, but fell to the Patriots 3-0. ANC had some chances in the first half it could not capitalize on and went into the half trailing 1-0. GA added two goals in the second half to seal the victory. Wil V. had a good game in net for the Lions.

JV ANC - 1, Germantown Academy - 5

The young Lions fought hard but succumbed to a 5-1 defeat at Germantown Academy. Ethan L scored on a well-placed shot late in the game to get the Lions on the board.

ANC vs Perkiomen - 9/6/2017

Varsity ANC - 5, Perkiomen - 0

The Lions played a good all-around game on a rainy afternoon against Perkiomen. David Closterman started off the scoring, and then added two more in the second half. Chakra Wade scored two goals as well and recorded an assist, and Declan Durand and Phumo Lester eached chipped in with an assist. Wil Vandegrift recorded the shutout in his first game in net for ANC.

JV ANC - 9, Perkiomen - 3

The young Lions played a competitive first half, and then turned on the pressure in the second half, defeating Perkiomen 9-0. Jacob Glenn scored 3, Teagan Dewees scored 2, and Rafe Williams, Sean Frost, Brett McGrath, and Barry Tian each added a goal.

ANC vs Springside Chestnut Hill Academy - 8/31/2017

Varsity ANC - 2, SCHA - 6

The Lions traveled to SCHA and took on the Blue Devils, falling 6-2. ANC trailed 2-1 at the half, with David Closterman latching onto the end of a free kick and slotting home for ANC's only score of the half. Declan Durand scored on a cross from the wing the sailed over the goalie into the side netting to even the score at 2. The Lions defended resolutely, but SCHA eventually broke the deadlock, adding a few insurance goals afterwards. Nandin Rhodes had a great day in net for ANC.

JV ANC - 0, SCHA - 9

The young Lions were over-matched in their first game of the season, but they fought hard and held their heads high, with Rafe Williams doing well in net for the guests.

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