November 1 – Oradell, NJ – What an afternoon for the Crusaders as they advance in the quarterfinals of the state soccer tournament following a remarkable win over Pingry’s Big Blue! Two Henry’s combined for three of the four goals, with Henry Mouawad continuing his team-leading pace and Henry Hughes knocking in the critical go-ahead goal.
It was an inauspicious start as BC fell behind 2-0 early in the first half, but Mouawad’s first goal cut the deficit in half before the intermission. This was as scrappy a game as there is and highlighted Ian Sykes playing relentless defense in front of Ryan Langberg who shut out Pingry in the second half and finished with 6 saves on the day.
The ignitor in the second half came off a shot from Allen Villafranca which seemed it would have been impossible for any goal keeper to stop. It travelled through the air and tailed toward the top left corner of the goal from outside 30 yards.
From that point on, it was all Crusaders. Hughes knocked in the eventual game winner off an assist from Mouawad and Henry M. finished off the scoring! Michael Tramontozzi and Alexander Burman played critical roles in the victory, each assisting on a goal. Great win in your final game at Crusader Stadium, men!