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Published on October 6th, 2014 | by Staples Soccer


Staples vs. Westhill (Game Report)

The Wreckers began their 6-games-in-13-days stretch against a team that was hovering just below them in the crowded race for an FCIAC tournament berth.

The 1st half began with low intensity, and little cohesive play by either side. In the 16th minute Aidan Wisher found Daniel Perez Elorza, who drove into the box. A hand ball call gave Staples a chance for the lead, but the shot was saved.

Four minutes later Nate Argosh’s balst was saved. Gabe Pensak, Denzel Robinson and Michael Reid had similar opportunites; they too were denied.

Keeper Ziggy Hallgarten and center back Kenji Goto were the keys defensively, when Westhill broke through.

They could not stop what many observers thought was an offside breakaway goal in the 50th minute. Though the Wreckers have come back several times this year — and had several opportunities to draw level — they could not. The Vikes got an insurance tally with 3:45, off a corner kick.

“This is a tough one,” head coach Dan Woog admitted. “But as the saying goes, tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” Staples will have a chance to show how tough they are 48 hours from now, when they travel to Brien McMahon for a 4:45 p.m. match. FINAL SCORE: Westhill 2, Staples 0. Season record: 4-3-2.

QUICK KICKS: The junior varsity drew 1-1 with Westhill, in a solid outing. Liam Borner scored, and Danny Jersey was a rock defensively….

 The freshmen beat Westhill 3-0. Ian Weiler scored twice, while Tyler Wright got one. Anton Mahr controlled midfield, with help from Steven Frost, and Jesse Haymes contributed strong defense.

Kenji Goto plays fierce defense against Westhill. (Photo/Kim Lake)


Patrick Beusse fights fiercely. (Photo/Kim Lake)


Josh Berman gets stuck in. (Photo/Kim Lake)


A great trio of ballboys. (Photo/Kim Lake)



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