SHS Boys’ Soccer On A Roll
By: Dan Crowley
With the sound of the opening whistle still ringing in their ears, the Sandwich boys’ soccer team scored their first goal Wednesday night in a one-sided 9-2 victory over Dennis-Yarmouth. The win moved the undefeated Knights to 11-0-2 for the season.
Off the opening kick, Peter Alvarenga raced to the right and closed to about the 18-yard line from where he let go with a rocket that flew past the D-Y keeper.
Stunned, the Dolphins had little time to regroup as, a minute later, D.J. Heras chased down an out in front and drilled it into the back to the net for a 2-0 SHS lead.
Alvarenga got right back to work at the six minute mark as he broke away down the left side and made a nice left-footed kick that slid the ball into the far corner. Dallas Donovan, who assisted on Alvarenga’s second goal, tallied in the 19th minute off a feed from Kevin Green on the right side. A minute later Donovan put his second of the afternoon into the net off a header, assisted by Kurt Robinson.
Robinson was taken down from behind in the box in the 28th minute and made the penalty kick look easy as he put the Blue Knights up, 6-0, at the half.
Sandwich outshot the Dolphins, 14-0, in the opening half.
The second half looked to be a repeat of the first as the Knights got another goal from Alvarenga and one from Devin Green in the 41st and 46th minutes. Kevin Green and Connor O’Brien assisted.
Leading 8-0, Sandwich let their guard down and D-Y’s Jamarie Hall avoided the shutout in the 69th minute with a goal and then came right back 21 seconds later and scored again.
Hall’s second goal forced SHS keeper David Evans from the game with an injury. Donovan stepped between the posts for the final 10 minutes of the match, holding the Dolphins scoreless.
Alex LaRocco rounded out the scoring for the Knights in the 76th minute with an assist from Sam Sholi.
“It was a good opportunity for everyone to play,” Coach Ted Tedeschi said. “But we got a little sloppy at the end of the game.”
Monday night it was Knights out for Plymouth North as Sandwich hammered the Eagles, 7-0.
“The guys were focused and ready to play,” Coach Tedeschi said.
Dallas Donovan opened the scoring with the first of his four goals for the night in the 14th minute with a header assisted by D.J. Heras. Two minutes later Donovan knocked another header into the net and then, less than a minute after that, he headed home his third goal of the night.
Leading 3-0 entering the second half, Heras gave Sandwich a 4-0 advantage in the 57th minute. Peter Alvarenga followed to make it 5-0 before Donovan hit for his fourth. Zach Sprague rounded out the scoring with a goal in the 70th minute.
Kevin Green had a strong match in the midfield, displaying quick and creative ball-handling skills. David Evans picked up the win in goal.
Sandwich led 3-0 at the half and took a 4-0 lead 13 minutes into the second half, but Marshfield found a way to drive home four goals in an 18-minute span late in the second half to deny the Blue Knights the win and leave them settling for a 4-4 tie.
“To have them come back like that was devastating,” Tedeschi said. “They just kept pounding away.”
Donovan opened the scoring for the Knights in the eighth minute with a header on a ball from Sam Sholi. Peter Alvarenga then took a ball from Donovan and made it a 2-0 match. D.J. Heras gave the Knights a 3-0 lead in the 20th minute with his seventh goal of the season with an assist from Alvaregna.
In the 53rd minute, Alvarenga gave the Knights a 4-0 advantage with an unassisted effort.
“We were in control at the half,” Tedeschi added. “They just put it together and came back.”
The Blue Knights return to action Tuesday in a 4 PM match at Nauset. They will be home on Thursday to face Falmouth.
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