SBP Triumphs Over Salesianum


Clint Caso

Some of the Players Participating in the varsity soccer season so far.

The Gray Bees Varsity Soccer Team  played against Salesianum School on Saturday  Oct. 5 at Riverfront Stadium in Newark. The fourth ranked team in America came to play and attempt to defeat SBP in its 48th unbeaten run. The match was one that’s been circled on the roster as a big game. Yet again, the Gray Bees came out on top with a 2-1 victory.

The game kicked off and St. Benedict’s was in control of most of the possession until around the 17th minute, when the team  gave away a foolish mistake in the box. The opposing team’s Number 10 stepped up and finished the chance, making it 1-0. “I knew as soon as they scored we were ready to go again and I always believed we would bounce back with a goal of our own,” SBP player George Silva UD2 said.

Yet again, members of the soccer team didn’t put their heads down after they went down 1-0 and they countered roughly 3 minutes later with a goal. The goal came from a good combination play down the left wing with Israel Neto SY putting a cut back ball for Peter Yaro UD1 to finish the chance. This goal put SBP back into a good position going into the second half 1-1.

Zemi Rodriguez UD2 said “ We were always confident we were going to get the next goal in the game to put us ahead and in a comfortable position.” They came out in the second half with the same energy and desire to get the next goal. The Gray Bees capitalized on another chance to score in the second half with Tony Yeboah UD2 scoring the final goal of the game. St. Benedict’s stayed in possession of the ball for the majority of the rest of the game and finished Salesianum off in a 2-1 victory.

That win made their record 11-0-1, continuing the Gray Bee’s 49th unbeaten run and keeping their hopes alive for a third straight and thirteenth overall national championship.  The next challenger they face is St. Peter’s Boys’ High School on Tuesday, October 8th at 7 p.m. at NJIT.