Kemble gets goal in East-West all-star contest

Published: Monday, July 28, 2014 at 01:25 PM.

Noah Kemble raced to the ball, beat the goalkeeper, and on his second-attempt, knocked it in the back of the net.

The Havelock graduate received a pass in the box from East teammate Bronson Watts, and capitalized in the 18th-minute of last week’s East-West boys’ soccer game in Greensboro.

“It wasn’t a perfect goal,” said Kemble, playing in his last high school match before heading to play at George Mason. “One of my friends pushed me a through ball and the goalie and I were chasing it. I got a foot on it and it deflected off the goalkeeper’s chest and hit a defender.

“It bounced in front of me and I finished it off. It was kind of a second-effort goal.”

Kemble’s goal gave the East a 2-0 advantage. His team ultimately won 5-2, giving the East squad its third win in the past five years.

“It was definitely a relief. It felt great, especially being in an all-star game, but it was mostly about having fun with old teammates and friends that I’ve known for a long time,” Kemble said. “It was great we came out with a 5-2 win. I was happier for the team than for myself at that point.”

Kemble’s goal was the East’s second in a two-minute span. The East carried a 2-1 lead to halftime.

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