Housy boys soccer takes down Wolcott, 5-2
FALLS VILLAGE â€” The Housatonic boys soccer team got back on the winning track Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Torrington against Oliver Wolcott.
It was a complete team effort on both the defensive and offensive ends of the field. The boys controlled the ball well and strung together many good crossing passes, creating some great opportunities to score, as the final score of 5-2 indicated.
RJ Thompson, on an assist from Griffin Randall, scored his first goal of the season. Andrew Hoffman then scored unassisted, followed by a goal from Mohamed Elserafy, with an assist to Hoffman, another goal by Elserafy, unassisted, and Wilson Terrallâ€™s first varsity goal from an assist by Reilly Lynch.
Sebastien Lasseur played well in goal again, taking away a few good opportunities from Oliver Wolcott. Many players played well defensively â€” Josh Allyn, Ryan King, Steven Wingard, Nick Dignacco, Oliver Fox and Corey Christensen.
The team played in Winsted against the Northwestern Highlanders last Thursday, Oct. 1.
Northwestern had the edge in shots during the game, with their shots hitting the post and crossbar, but the defensive pressure Housatonic applied helped take the game into overtime. A minute-and-a-half into the first five-minute overtime period Northwestern finally found the back of the net from a scramble about 18 yards in front of Housatonicâ€™s goal.
The end result was a 1-0 win for Northwestern. This was the second game in a row against one of the top-seeded teams in the Berkshire League in which the boys played solid soccer, only to fall at the end of the game.
Sebastien Lasseur played well in goal, with Steven Wingard, Ryan King, Josh Allyn and Griffin Randall holding the defensive end together. Reilly Lynch, Griffin Randall, RJ Thompson and Myles Clohessy put together some opportunities to score.
The boys soccer team plays at home Monday, Oct. 12, against Wamogo, followed by an away game at Nonnewaug in Woodbury Wednesday, Oct. 13.