By Coach Lenny
Spiritus Sanctus made the long trip from Plymouth to Emerson’s Bateson Field last Thursday, to take on Emerson’s middle school soccer team. With Emerson’s 8th graders back from back from camp, and fresh off many team-building activities, the visitors may have come at a disadvantageous moment. Emerson’s Thomas Halloran scored in the opening minutes of the game, and was followed by steady offensive production from the rest of the Eagles.
All told, 7 different Eagles scored, while the defense kept the visitors off the scoreboard for the entire game. Vincent Pelosi and Lindsay Barba each scored in the first half, to give Emerson a comfortable 3-0 lead at intermission, courtesy of the 8th grade. In the second period, Austin Sarns, Henry Branch, Zack Kubisiak and Gabe Seir, none of them 8th graders, provided the scoring punch, and Emerson had a convincing 7-0 victory. Matthew Murray, Michael Pelosi, and Gabe took turns in goal to share the shutout, but honestly had very little action, as the entire team stymied virtually every offensive push by the visitors.