By Coach Lenny Dale, Soccer Coach, Athletic Director, and Phys. Ed. Teacher
Eagles Soar Over Mustangs 8–0
Emerson’s middle school soccer team hosted the Mustangs of St. Francis Thursday evening. Emerson didn’t get off to as blazing a start as in their opening game, though the Eagles certainly had the better of the play early on. This time around it took seven minutes to get on the board, rather than 12 seconds, and it was Kieran Heung who did the honors. The Mustang keeper came up big time after time, but had no answer for Zack Kubisiak, who tuned him up for a hat trick over a 15-minute stretch of the first half. Gabe Kellman finished the first half scoring, and then started it again for the second stanza, growing the Emerson lead to 6-0. Zack got his fourth of the game midway through the half, and Michael Needham put the icing on the cake late, bringing the final score to 8-0.
Michael had a couple nice saves in goal in the first half, and Ian Lewis stopped a number of Mustang shots in the second to preserve the shutout.
Emerson travels to Ann Arbor Christian on Tuesday, 9/20, for what is likely to be the toughest contest of the season, and a bit of a grudge match.