RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph boys soccer team had a bit of a rocky start to the 2018 season, going 1-4 out of the gate. Since then, the Rams have won two in a row, including a 2-1 victory in the opening round of the Morris County Tournament over the Crusaders of Morris Catholic.
“The team performed with high energy and played with intensity today,” said Rams coach George Mousis. “We were able to defensively hold, and also put pressure on their defense. I am happy with the boys’ collective effort and togetherness.”
Callum Potter and Ryan Ruhalter provided the scoring punch for the Rams, while John Zeman made 4 saves in net. In their second round tournament game, the No. 14 seeded Rams travel to Chatham to face the No. 3 seeded Cougars.
Last week Randolph played impressive in a loss to a strong Chatham team that currently has a record of 5-1. The Rams and Cougars were locked in a 0-0 battle with just over five minutes left in the game when Randolph committed a penalty in the box. Chatham converted the penalty kick for a 1-0 lead, and with the Rams pressing late, the Cougars got a breakaway and a goal as the buzzer sounded.
Prior to the Morris Catholic game, Randolph topped Morristown in double OT when Josh Levy scored off an assist from Ruhalter.
The Rams record stands at 3-4, as they prepare to face Morris Knolls in their next game on Tuesday Sept. 25.