North Dorch­ester falls to Colonel

Dorchester Star - - Front Page - By DAVID INS­LEY dins­ley@star­dem.com

SHILOH — Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon, the Colonel Richard­son High boys’ soc­cer team played match­ing halves on the road against North Dorch­ester, scor­ing four times be­fore the break and four more af­ter it, to win 8-2.

SHILOH — Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon, the Colonel Richard­son High boys’ soc­cer team played match­ing halves on the road against North Dorch­ester, scor­ing four times be­fore the break and four more af­ter it, to win 8-2.

The Colonels now stand 4-2 over­all, 2-2 North Bay­side, while North Dorch­ester is 2-6, 1-4.

“We did well, we did really well,” Colonels coach Brett Ire­land said. “It’s funny, though. To­day, we fin­ished shots. We’ve had games where we had a ton of op­por­tu­ni­ties but couldn’t fin­ish; to­day, though, we got it done.

“But now we’ve still got six games left to make up in about two weeks,” Ire­land said. “The rain that we had the last cou­ple of weeks has killed us, sched­ule-wise.”

Brock­man Har­ris put the Colonels on the board first; with 4 min­utes, 1 sec­onds elapsed in the open­ing pe­riod, he took a feed from Nick Roop and punched it in, just past Ea­gle keeper Mack Pear­son (12 saves), to make it 1-0.

North Dorch­ester’s Emanuel Gar­cia nearly tied it up four min­utes later; slid­ing around a Colonel de­fender, he right-footed a shot from the right that skipped teas­ingly in front of the Colonel

net be­fore sopho­more goal­tender Remy Mangum lunged for it.

Mangum didn’t get a solid grip on it, but his hand grazed it enough to de­flect it past the net, where a Colonel de­fender cleared it. It was one of Mangum’s seven saves on the day.

Roop scored the next Colonel goal, off a pass from Har­ley Mal­don­ado in the ninth minute to make it 2-0. Roop notched the sec­ond of his four as­sists on the day on the next goal by the guests, a Dy­lan Wil­son blast in the 10th minute fol­low­ing a free kick.

The Ea­gles re­sponded 11 min­utes later, An­drew Jack­son head­ing one in to make it 3-1.

Colonel got the goal back a few min­utes later, though, Roop again giv­ing the as­sist to Wil­son to make it 4-1 go­ing into in­ter­mis­sion.

Nick Nagel right-footed a slow bounced into the net just af­ter half­time to make it 5-1, Colonels; Roop nar­rowly missed his sec­ond goal a few mo­ments later, his right-footed try hit­ting the right post. Team­mate Bran­don El­more was there to fin­ish for him, though, the goal mak­ing it 6-1.

The third of a flurry of shots tak­ing place in front of the ND net be­came the sev­enth goal for Colonel. Pear­son punched the first one away, and an ND back tried to clear the sec­ond af­ter it missed, but Mal­don­ado put a foot on the ball one more time and found the back of the net that time.

Mitchell Christo­pher scored the last Colonel goal, with about five min­utes left.

Ea­gle se­nior Zach Revel, who had played goal­keeper for much of high school, scored the sec­ond goal for his team, a right-footer with 92 sec­onds left to play, and a cou­ple of game min­utes af­ter he had sailed a penal­ty­kick high into the northerly breeze.

“Colonel had a good of­fense,” said rookie Ea­gle coach Daniel Glynn. “We’re a work in progress. We’ve had some good games, and some bad ones . ... We’ve got 12 se­niors on the team, so we have ex­pe­ri­ence. The play­ing time’s maybe not at the lev­els that some might want, but we’re still work­ing at it. We’re com­ing along.”

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

North Dorch­ester’s An­drew Jack­son leaps a ball against Colonel Richard­son Wed­nes­day, Oct. 5. Jack­son scored one of the goals for the Ea­gles.

North Dorch­ester’s Devon Tyler heads a Colonel Richard­son Wed­nes­day, Oct. 5. ball up­field against

PHOTOS BY DUSTIN HOLT

North Dorch­ester’s Jerome Thomas drives the ball up­field against Colonel Richard­son Wed­nes­day, Oct. 5.

North Dorch­ester’s Zach Revel drives a shot on net against Colonel Richard­son Wed­nes­day, Oct. 5. Revel later scored for the Ea­gles.

North Dorch­ester’s Franco Scotto cor­rals a bounc­ing ball against Colonel Richard­son Wed­nes­day, Oct. 5.

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