JV Soccer: Saint Benedict’s Wins 5-0 Against Don Bosco


UDI Adryan DaSilva  controls the ball near the corner flag.

Justin Guyton

UDI Adryan DaSilva controls the ball near the corner flag.

Rui De Oliveira, Sports Editor

Last year, St. Benedict’s traveled to Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, NJ and played in the most exciting game of the junior varsity season. The Gray Bees trailed 2-0 until they were able to fight their way back into the game, and win 3-2. No such heroics were required Wednesday night, as the Gray Bees coasted to a 5-0 win.

The Gray Bees started the game off well and were leading at the third minute. Forward Victor Lacerda played his fellow striker  Adryan DaSilva, who calmly placed the ball in the back of the net.

“The early goal helped us set the tone of the game,” said center-back William Dukevicz. “Coach told us we had to start the game aggressively, and I think we did that.” The home team controlled the game from then on out.

The junior varsity soccer team was firing at all cylinders and taking advantage of the weak Don Bosco defense. Soon after the first goal, left-mid Felipe Lucas scored from a clinical right footed volley in the tenth minute. Then, DaSilva scored his second from a free kick. Substitute Roberto Fulweiler added another one just before halftime.

The Gray Bees started the second half leading 4-0, much to the coaches’ and fans’ satisfaction. The visitors created some chances in the second half that Nicholas Linebaugh was alert to stop and ensure his clean sheet. However, despite Don Bosco’s efforts, forward Joseph Carmona scored and sealed the deal for St. Benedict’s Prep.

The JV Soccer team visits Scotch Plains- Fanwood on Tuesday, next week. “We expect it to be a tough match. We expect them to bring down some varsity players, but we are ready for whatever they have to offer,” said forward Joseph Carmona.