by Kaylee Baez
A sea of blue filled Kehler Stadium to cheer on the boys soccer team in their 1–0 victory against Union last Saturday.
The first half kicked off with promise when senior Alik Morgan received a long through-ball from junior Michael Prosuk, allowing Morgan to beat the keeper and score just five minutes into the game.
Said senior Tri-Captain Zach Sheil: “We really just wanted to come out strong and score early. We knew once we did that we would have control of the game.
”Late in the first half, junior goalie Koryn Kraemer made a diving save causing the crowd to erupt. Time ticked on and junior Tyler Bansky had a chance to score with a volley that just sailed over the crossbar in the thirtieth minute. But the second half began with Union’s goalie coming up with a big time save to keep Union within reach. Minutes in, Union attempted to tie up the game when one of the offensive players attempted to score. Kraemer just managed to block the ball, which deflected off the crossbar. Added Sheil, “We got our goal early and didn’t exactly dominate after that, but we were able to hold on and win.
”According to Head Coach Eric Shaw, the team plans to improve on keeping possession of the ball by playing out of the back to give players more opportunities to score. Said senior Tri-Captain Jeremie DeDea, “For the future, we have our sights set high in search for the county championship and making our school’s name well-known in the state tournament.
”The boys won 4–0 against Cranford last Tuesday. At press time, the team’s season record stood at 5–1. The Blue Devils’ next game will be against Elizabeth on Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. at Kehler Stadium.