Mustangs outscore the Thoroughbreds 11-2 in Freshman, JV and Varsity
Our freshman boys continue to impress by defeating NCC 5-0 on Wednesday afternoon. Freshman Alex Runge could not be stopped, adding a hat trick to his resume. The other 2 goals were scored by 8th grader Sam Chirumbolo and Freshman Luke Alwell. Goal keepers Luke D’Alessandro and Wyatt Moree both turned in a clean sheet.
The JV team kept the pressure on NewCath, possessing the ball for most of the game. Sophomore Nathan Ruth used his speed to blow by a defender just 90 seconds into the game and sent a pass into the box, finding Freshman Austin Twehues for our first goal. On one of our next possessions, NewCath’s goalkeeper blocked Freshman Luke Alwell’s shot but Sophomore Harrison Besse was there for the rebound goal.
NewCath would later find a crack in the defense, sending a shot in the upper 90 of the right side of the goal, but the Mustangs would negate that goal later after Luke Alwell was tripped in the box on a breakaway. Alwell gave us a little breathing room by sending the PK by the keeper and that would be the final score of 3-1.
With 2 wins in the books, the Varsity squad started by defending the south end of the MAC around 7:45pm. Our boys found themselves defending much of the first half, but stopping many of the offensive runs by NCC. Junior Lucas Steffen hauled in several of the shots taken by the ‘Breds. Steffen has 75 saves on the year and 4 shutouts.
10 minutes into the game, Sophomore Tyler Smith received a pass through the defense and scored his 15th goal of the season. Just 2 minutes later, Junior Ivan Rodero Lopez put on a dribbling clinic, weaving through the defense and scoring a goal of his own. The score was 2-0 at halftime.
The second half intensity picked up quickly, but both teams struggled to find the back of the net, until NewCath set up for a corner kick with about 28 minutes left in the game. NCC Sophomore Ryan Desmond sent his kick from the right side of the field and found the head of one of his teammates, slipping one by the defense and GK, Steffen.
Senior Andrew Beck would add a security goal (his 7th goal of the season) with just under 12 minutes to play after receiving a long pass from the midfield.
The boys are now 12-6 on the season, winning 10 out of the last 11 games. There won’t be much time for rest with Indians of Montgomery County making the 90+ minute drive to the MAC on Thursday night. “MoCo” is 10-7-1 on the season and always produces a solid team. JV plays at 6:00pm, followed by Varsity at 7:30. Games will also be streamed on the NFHS network.