MORRISTOWN, NJ- Jordan Viotto’s 1st half brace propelled the Colonials to their 4th straight win after a 2-1 victory against Morris Catholic at Morristown High School. Viotto’s stellar outing moved him ahead of Henry Acosta for the team lead in goals, scoring his 6th and 7th in Thursday’s match.
“We take pride in being undefeated at home,” said coach Diego Salas. “Our defending has been excellent, only giving up 2 goals on our turf.”
The Colonials looked to keep that perfect home record intact with a blazing start. Ten minutes in, with the rain pouring down, Viotto got in behind the Crusaders defense and finished beautifully for the early 1-0 lead.
“Being able to control the ball and tempo in the opening 20 minutes set the tone, especially with the rain pouring down,” said coach Salas.
Morris Catholic couldn’t gain much possession in the opening 40 minutes while Morristown was creating multiple opportunities. Goals were looking more and more likely from the Colonials as Acosta and Viotto played a gorgeous give and go, setting up Connor Tierney up for a left-footed strike that rang the goalpost.
Just moments later, Morristown found their 2nd, and it was Viotto again with a perfect flick to bury the Crusaders right before halftime.
The 2nd half was more of the same for Morristown, possession and firing shots left and right, but were denied a goal in the final 40 minutes.
Morris Catholic’s lone goal game from a penalty kick in the 70th minute, after the Colonials defender was caught on the wrong side of the ball. Morristown had a perfect opportunity to make it 3-1 just seconds later but were denied by a fantastic save.
Morristown will be riding their perfect home record, and 4-game winning streak into Sunday’s Morris County 2nd Round matchup against Pequannock.
“We are 0-2 against them in Counties, and we are looking to change that this time around,” said coach Salas.
The Colonials September play earned them the 4th overall seed in the MCT and will look to end a 2-year losing streak to Pequannock in the MCT.