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New Providence Boys Soccer Team Outlasts Oratory Prep Winning 2-1; Looks Forward to Union County Tournament Game Against AL Johnson

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Steven Acevedo throws a ball in for the Pioneers
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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Tim Terezza scored the game winning goal for the New Providence Pioneers midway through the first half to give his team a 2-1 edge over Oratory Prep on Tuesday afternoon in New Providence.  The Pioneers will now look to carry their momentum from their victory into a matchup against AL Johnson High School tomorrow afternoon in the second round of the Union County tournament.

After surrendering the first goal of the game to Oratory Prep just 1:15 into the contest, the Pioneers bounced back and gained some quality offensive chances.  With the score tied at one a piece, Steven Acevedo of the Pioneers dribbled the ball towards the right side of the opposition's box, as he made a move past a defender.  He then centered the ball and Terezza, who was running backdoor on the play, headed the ball into the back of the goal.

"I saw that (Acevedo) had the ball on the outside, so I thought he was going to send it across.  He played a very good ball and I was able to head it in," Terezza said of his game winning tally.

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Before that play, Conor Pellas scored the game tying goal for the Pioneers shortly after they were scored on by Oratory Prep coming out of the gate.  Terezza sent a ball in the box that bounced around for a little bit as players from both teams looked to make a play on it.  After a few deflections, Pellas got a foot on it and buried it into the left side of the goal.

The second half saw thorough domination by the Pioneers, and if not for some unlucky breaks and quality goaltending from Oratory Prep's goaltender Stephen O'Loughlin, the score could have been more lopsided.

Robert Libera had a good attempt for the Pioneers two minutes into the second half, but his shot clanked off the cross bar.  He had another try a few minutes later, but fired a shot that sailed over the goal.

"This game was good just for momentum.  We've won five games now so we have a lot of momentum and we're feeling good about tomorrow," Libera said.

The senior midfielder was referring to tomorrow's Union County tournament game between New Providence and AL Johnson High School.  

Pioneers Head Coach Teddy Niedzielski maintains that his team feels good going into tomorrow's matchup, although he would have  preferred a more uneven game on Tuesday afternoon so he could rest some of his star players for the tournament contest.

"We kept all our guys in there.  It's not what we wanted to do, but we'll take the win," Niedzielski said.  "If we come out with the same physicality that we did today we shouldn't have a problem tomorrow.  The kids should be really fired up," he said about the game against AL Johnson High School.

That game will be played at AL Johnson High School in Clark at 4 p.m.  

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