Preparing Boys for Life

Fords' defense makes Chen's job easier

By Matthew DeGeorge, Delaware County Times

By the time shots started finding Jason Chen Tuesday, the Haverford School goalie was already locked in. Having a defense in the pool that can help post a first-quarter zero as the Fords did against Malvern Prep will help a goalie settle in. So will a half-dozen blocked shots and 25 caused turnovers.

“It helps a lot, especially early on in the game,” Chen said. “I find it’s hard for me to get on my own pace, and when the defense is creating turnovers and making my job really easy, it allows me to settle in and really get the feel of the game.”

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