Boys Soccer Hot Streak Continues: The Crusaders boys soccer team is off to one if its best starts in school history with a 7-1 record. The Crusaders are ranked No.11 in last week’s MaxPreps 2A Rankings, while Josh Nordaas ranks second in Florida across all classes in points (45) and goals (18).
Last week, Keswick defeated St. Petersburg High in a 3-2 thriller behind three goals from senior Josh Nordaas. Caleb Rogers had two assists in the win.
The Crusaders capped the week by handing Universal Academy its first loss of the season with a 3-0 victory. Senior Caleb Tacia recorded the shutout with five saves as three different players scored for KCS – Kai Devega, Jon Nordaas and Jadon Smith.
Boys soccer has three games this week playing at Admiral Farragut (Tue, Dec. 10, 7pm), at Canterbury (Thu, Dec. 12, 6pm) and vs. Bayshore Christian (Fri, Dec. 13, 6pm).
⚽️ Boys Soccer: Keswick defeats St. Pete High, 3-2
🧢🧢🧢 Keswick Senior Josh Nordaas scores all 3 Crusaders goals bringing his season total to 18 goals, leading all scorers in Florida
— Keswick Athletics (@KCS_Athletics) December 4, 2019
Girls Basketball Remains Undefeated, Jakara Closing In On Record: The Crusaders improved their season-opening win streak to five last week with a decisive 64-26 victory over visiting Bayshore Christian. Jakara Akins scored a team-leading 15 points, followed by Lauren Cook and Stefania March who added 10 points each.
Akins has now scored 1,118 points at Keswick, seventh most in school history. She is 247 points behind the all-time leading scorer Kristen Mock (1,365 points, 1998-2002).
Boys Basketball Splits First Two Games: After a convincing win over Bishop McLaughlin in the season-opener, the boys basketball team dropped a close back-and-forth battle at Shorecrest last week. The Crusaders had the ball down two, with just under 30 seconds to play, but could not muster any last minute magic as they fell short against Shorecrest, 57-52.
Senior Carter Casko scored a game-high 22 points for the Cursaders, while Aaron Trill added 9 points and Austin Vogl contributed with 3 assists and 5 steals.
The Crusaders will look to bounce back this week with games against District opponent Sarasota Christian (Tue, Dec. 10, 7pm), at Northeast (Thu, Dec. 12, 7:30pm) and at Universal Academy (Fri, Dec. 13, 7:15pm).
- ICYMI – The boys soccer team was recently featured on Bay News 9 and Spectrum Sports 360 with an inside look at KCS soccer and the Nordaas family.
Tonight on @SpecSports360 Soccer really is all about family at @KCS_Athletics @MikeCairns5 Has the story of the Nordaas family and the success the Crusaders are having this season. The story LIVE at 10:30pm @BN9 @MyNews13 pic.twitter.com/brOCnOapmo
— Spectrum Sports 360 (@SpecSports360) December 5, 2019
- The JV Boys Basketball team improved to 3-0 on Friday with a convincing win over Berkeley Prep.
- The JV Girls Basketball won the Keswick JV Tournament this weekend with back-to-back wins on Friday and Saturday over CCC (56-2) and Dixie Hollins (52-25).