On Saturday, November 2, Cardigan hosted the 2019 Soccer Jamboree. The event featured nine teams from different soccer programs. Each team had to face four teams in the opening rounds to qualify for the semi and final rounds. The Cardigan Thirds Team competed against Indian River A and Lebanon B in the first round. They played a spirited game against Indian River and tied them in the scoreless opener. Unfortunately, they lost to Lebanon, their crosstown rivals, 1-0.
In the second round, the Cougars faced Hanover Parks and Recreation - a team they had tied in their previous match-up. Despite intensity displayed by both teams, neither was able to put a shot in the net. In the final contest of the afternoon, the Thirds squad faced Indian River B and hung six points on a weaker team. Goals and assists rained in from many Cardigan contributors. Justin “DK” Kim ‘23 scored twice - once an assist from Avan Pyle ‘20 and later on an assist by Bernardo Ortega ‘21. Renzo Martinez ‘22 and Ortega each put one in unassisted. Ortega fed Layton Glover ‘22 to bring the final score to 5-1. The Cardigan Thirds Soccer Team can be proud of an outstanding season full of individual and team accomplishments.