By Coach Lenny Dale, Soccer Coach, Athletic Director, and Phys. Ed. Teacher
Emerson’s middle school soccer team secured its fifth consecutive regular season championship on Monday, dominating Steiner School in an 8-1 win. Gabe Kellman scored 2 minutes into the game, then got what would prove to be the eventual game-winner in the 13th minute. Zack Kubisiak and Samuel Bechar each scored late in the first half to give the Eagles a 4-0 edge at intermission. Gabe scored again in the opening minute of the second half, and, after Steiner got on the board in the 35th minute, Samuel got his second to return the margin to 5 goals. Grant Murphy made it 7-1 mid-way through the half, and Loui Gabaron concluded the scoring with 4 minutes left.
Ian Lewis made two strong saves in goal, and, in anticipation of being shorthanded for the upcoming tournament, various combinations of Kieran Heung, Gillian Giordano, Steven Theisen, Hayg Balis and Alexander Bauer were tried and generally showed themselves as capable back lines.