Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · Boys Soccer has tough opening night

The Padua boys soccer team began their season Wednesday night, playing host to Bay, who defeated Padua by a final tally of 8-1 in the match.

Bay had 6 players contribute to their 8-goal tally.  Mark Comienski had the opening goal and scored the team’s third goal.  Alex Furst chipped in with a goal, Alec White netted two in a row, and Noah Beck, Evan Taylor, and Jonathan Spiesz scored the last three goals for the Rockets.  Padua scored their lone goal with 18 minutes left in the second half, when junior forward John Parente, Jr. sent a left-footed shot into the far left side of the goal.  Padua did well to create opportunities on their set-pieces, having good shots on their corner kicks.  Padua goalie Zach Litwinowicz made 6 crucial saves during the match.  He made the majority of those saves in the first half.

It was a tale of two halves in this match.  The first half was tight, with Bay netting 2 goals, while the second half was more open, with 6 goals being scored in the period.

Padua’s next match will be this Saturday, August 23, where they will take on crosstown rival Holy Name.  The match is scheduled for 11:00 AM at Padua Stadium.

Match Stats
Shots on goal: Bay – 14, Padua – 4.
Free kicks: Bay – 9, Padua – 7.
Fouls: Bay – 3, Padua – 6.
Corner kicks: Bay – 5, Padua – 4.
Offsides: Bay – 5, Padua – 2.
Goalkeeper saves: Padua – 8, Bay – 2.

by: Jonathan Konopka, 15’