The Homewood Boys Varsity soccer team scored five unanswered goals to beat the Altamont Knights Friday after going behind early.
On a frigid evening at Waldrop Stadium it was the Knights who struck first. After a front-foot start from the Patriots, Altamont found themselves up on the score sheet on three minutes when senior Daniel Kutsch found some space in the penalty area before cutting the ball onto his left foot and bending the ball around Homewood goalkeeper Luke Keown.
Halfway through the first half the Patriots struck back, however, through senior Bryan Sokell whose first touch off a diagonal ball saw him round both the Altamont center back and goalkeeper before rolling the equalizer into a now empty net. Keown then stepped up to keep the score deadlocked with an aggressive save on Kutsch as the Altamont midfielder again found some space in the Patriots’ box. The save proved crucial as the Patriots headed into halftime up 2-1 after Hardy Smith drove down the left channel before cutting the ball back to Yousef Nasser who cooly finished into the opposite corner from 10 yards.
The Patriots found a second gear in the second half scoring three past the Knights after an even-kilter first half. Smith scored a mirror reflection of the goal he assisted in the first half, redirecting Sokell’s low cross into the bottom corner of the net, this time the moving coming down the right channel. Hatim Nasser drove down to the goal line and served into the middle of the penalty box where the ball found a bombing Fox Landgren who smashed the ball into the net. Yousef Nasser then found his second of the night with a finesse free kick that bent around the Altamont wall and nestled inside the back post.
The Homewood Boys Varsity soccer team next hosts Hewitt-Trussville Tuesday evening and its first area opponent Briarwood on Friday.