It’s a correlation that is simply undeniable. The program’s all-time leading scorer playing a huge role in one of the program’s greatest wins ever.
Senior midfielder Matt Light was all over the pitch of Talon Field, on the campus of Cocalico High School, during the Annville-Cleona boys’ soccer team’s thrilling 2-1 upset win over Elizabethtown on Saturday afternoon. Passing, throwing, kicking, dribbling, probing, leading, thinking, reading.
Light’s free kick, 11:18 into the second half, helped create a 1-0 lead for the Little Dutchmen. From 25 yards away, Light located teammate Javier Gonzalez stationed on the left post of the Bear goal, and his perfect service found Gonzalez, and Gonzalez found the back of the net.
Light has well over 20 goals this season, and last season became Annville-Cleona’s all-time leading goal scorer. On Friday nights, Light doubles as the Little Dutchmen football team’s place kicker, and is one of the top performers in the Lancaster-Lebanon League at that position as well.
Light has designs on playing soccer in college, perhaps at the Division Two level.
– Jeff Falk