It was frigid at Monticello High Tuesday night, with a howling wind and a temperature well south of 40 degrees. It was anything but spring weather, but what could be a special season for an experienced Charlottesville’s boys soccer team got started with an 8-0 blowout win over Monticello.
“We’ve got a good team and we’re deep on the bench,” said Charlottesville coach Stephan Cost. “We had a good team effort tonight, all players on the roster participated in the win.”
The Black Knights jumped out with a quick goal in the first 12 minutes of the game and didn’t let up from there, building a 4-0 halftime lead. Abibi Osman led the assault with three goals and an assist. Osman, an honorable mention All-Scrimmage Play pick as a junior, gives the Black Knights dynamic threat up top and he went to work right away against the Mustangs.
“He’s working real hard, he’s real good at turning the ball,” Cost said.
Campbell Brickhouse put together a huge game of his own with two goals and three assists. Evan Blow was also a potent offensive force with two goals and an assist.
Benhui Ryang had the Black Knights’ other goal while Isaac Kenner, Ayat Mohamed and Redoan Kondo had an assist each.
Herbert Ryan and Nate Fisher combined for the shutout in net.