Peng perfecting English, soccer at G-A
By DAN SPEARS / Staff Writer
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Shuaiming Peng plays soccer like he's on a caffeine rush, legs a blur of motion as he darts around defenders and tracks down long passes seemingly headed toward the endline.
His feet flash on top of the ball and, whoosh, it's off like a rocket, headed for the net or the oncoming strike of one of his teammates.
So it's a little ironic to hear what the Greencastle-Antrim midfielder hates most about American food.
"Too much sugar," he says through his always-present smile. "Everything here is too sweet. Americans eat way too much candy."
While he hasn't solved the American diet since arriving from China in February, he's more than mastered the area soccer patterns this year, helping the Blue Devils to an 11-2 record and first place in the Mid Penn Colonial.
"It's still a team game," said Peng, who has 10 goals and six assists. "You're not going to win it by yourself. We need each other."