NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys soccer team gave sweat and some even gave blood to shut out Mount Olive 3-0, when they hosted them on Monday night.

David Crowley, Owen Power, and Joey Spadafora, who each scored one goal apiece. Assists were made by Anthony Briones, Michael Cleary, and AJ Intoccia.

Both teams played a tough offense and defense, but Newton was able to find some openings and use it to their advantage, scoring three goals.

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Towards the end of the second half, Newton’s Josh Faller was hit in the head and started bleeding, he was escorted off the field and bandaged up by Newton’s trainer, but did not return to the game.

Newton out shot Mount Olive but only by one. Newton had nine shots on goal, while Mount Olive had eight. Braves’ keeper Noah Metzgar  secured the shut out.

The Braves also sponsored Youth Night and Senior Night at the game. Kids that wore their own soccer jerseys got in for free and were able to get a snack from the snack stand as well.

During halftime, kids were broken up into grade levels and were allowed on the field for a penalty kick shootout. The six winners were awarded Newton braves maroon draw string bags as prizes.

Newton moved their record to 11-1 overall and are currently in the lead on the NJAC-Freedom division with a 6-1 record. Newton will take on Wallkill Valley away on Wednesday, October 10 beginning at 4 p.m.  

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