March 27 – Oradell, NJ – The Kelly era opened with a win over traditional state power, Montclair High School, by a score of 16-9 on Wednesday at Crusader Stadium. Head Coach Kevin Kelly watched his son Brenden toss in a goal and two assists while senior captain DJ Kelly scored 5 goals and one assist to lead the Crusader offense. Senior midfielder, Michael Kearney scored 3 goals and 2 assists and line-mate Brett Zabransky scored two goals and added an assist.
The entire offense was gelling as the home team opened an 11-2 half-time lead.
Strong defense by Thomas McGee and Goalie Max Nolan helped the Crusaders create a cushion Montclair would never seriously threaten. Senior close defenseman, Julian Virgona and junior Chris Yoler helped to play smart defense while defensive midfielders, led by long-sticks, Trevor Oberlander, Christian Horgan and George Talarico and short-stick Gavin Crimmins shored down the BC goal side of the field.
Football quarterback and midfielder, Andrew Boel, scored his first varsity goal in what expects to be a very promising career. Midfielders Brian Mullen, Jake Nelson and Louden Sheehan all pitched in a goal. Craig Campbell assisted on two scores and Daniel Negron added an assist as well.