Soccer - Boys Junior Varsity
vs. Millbrook School
|Date:||October 31, 2012|
|Score:||5 - 0|
This Halloween the Bears transformed into goal-hungry soccer players. With the stands on the turf full of colorfully dressed supporters, the Bears started the first half energized and never really relinquished possession from the opening whistle. Thirteen minutes in, midfielder JP Alvarez ’16 cracked a shot from beyond the 18-yard box that the keeper had to push over the crossbar. It was JP’s best shot this season and proved he’s developing some good power in addition to his dribbling and passing skills. We weren’t able to convert on the ensuing corner but shortly after, striker Sam Lewis ’14 received the ball at chest height on the outside of the 18. He trapped it and then one-timed it over the keeper’s head and into the back of the net. The Bears center midfield players, including Pete Warsinske ’14, Jason Tao ’16, and Gerry Gimenez-Valdez ’15, maintained good possession and continued to switch fields as they tried to find holes in Millbrook’s defense. Winger Jimmy McKee ’15 received a ball near the corner flag and played a great cross into striker Chris Zaffanella ’15. Chris’s header put the Bears up 2-0 as we headed into halftime.
Second half highlights included some great runs by wingers Charlie Corcoran ’14 and Dan Driscoll ’15. Both unselfishly passed to the center hoping to find open strikers but the opposing keeper often intercepted their crosses. Centerback Alden Boldt ’14 intercepted a pass in our half, dribbled a few yards up the field and then played a perfectly placed through ball on to Chris Zaffanella for his second goal of the game. Chris comfortably accelerated past his defender and calmly kept his shot low and to the far post. Shortly thereafter, co-captain Max Hare ’13 flicked a corner kick past the keeper to give the Bears a 4-0 lead. It was great to see Max return to his scoring ways! In the 37th minute, Dan Driscoll and Sam Lewis played a nice one-two near the corner flag and Dan’s cross found Hunter Borwick ’16 unguarded outside the six. He coolly headed the ball past the keeper to give the Bears a 5-0 lead. It was a great way to celebrate Halloween and the Bears will look to keep a clean slate in the final three games of the season.