Published on September 22nd, 2016 | by Staples Soccer0
Match Report: Staples vs. Central
Last year, Central believed they were on their way to a state championship appearance. But they got waylaid by an ineligible player. The resulting forfeit shattered many dreams.
This year, the Hilltoppers are down somewhat. Still, the 1st half at Loeffler Field ended 2-1.
Daniel Reid’s long throw-in in the 17th minute found Anton Mahr. He fed fellow junior Tyler Wright, whose blast nearly ripped the back netting.
Ten minutes later, Reid launched a corner kick. Matteo Broccolo knocked it back into the box from the far side. Josh Berman headed on, and Teddy Lawrence dove almost on the goal line to ensure it went in — with his head.
Less than a minute later, the Wreckers surrendered a lazy goal. Franz Muhaj finished.
The 2nd half was substantially more one-sided. Barely a minute after kickoff, Reid pressured hard. Mahr followed in hot pursuit. When a Central defender coughed up the ball, Wright snagged his 2nd goal of the day.
Just 35 seconds later, sophomore Jannis Dietze roared into the box. He weaved through several backs, and calmly slotted home his solo effort.
Less than 3 minutes after that, it ws 5-1. Dietze sent a great ball into the right corner. Reid slammed a near-far ball across the goal mouth. Wright was there, finishing the hat trick.
Shane Dasbach’s 65th-minute penalty kick was followed 7 minutes later by Stephen Rowland’s tap-in of a Rory Steele cross.
The blue-and-white finished their long home stand with a strong 2nd-half statement. But a much tougher foe lies ahead. On Monday, they travel to Greenwich, for what is always a battle royale. Game time is 4:30 p.m. FINAL SCORE: Staples 7, Central 1. SEASON RECORD: 2-2-2.
QUICK KICKS: Both Dietze and Dasbach scored their 1st varsity goals ever. Andrew Marshall made his varsity debut….
The reserves tied Central 2-2. Brad Cox connected on a free kick, and Steve Frost nailed a ball bouncing around the box….
The annual car wash is this Saturday (September 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Christ & Holy Trinity Church downtown, across from the Spotted Horse.