SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys soccer team faced off against a powerful Bergen Catholic squad on Tuesday, putting a damper on the first ever night game ever held at Wexler Field and the team's Senior Day.
The boys played hard and looked good on the field, though Bergen Catholic's offense proved to be too much to handle as the Raiders fell 3-1 to the speedy Crusaders.
“I thought the second half was better. We need more urgency. To their credit, they're good on both sides of the ball and solid all around. They’re a very dangerous team,” Passucci said. “I told the boys to keep heads up high and keep working."
Dylan Fei scored the lone Raiders goal, thanks to an assist from senior left back Luke Jones. The tally cut the deficit to 2-1 until Bergan Catholic extended its lead later in the game. Freshman Graham Kois made 5 saves, two of them outstanding stops to keep the game at 3-1 in the second half.
Bergen Catholic's scoring came from Jake Sweeney, Gavin Sapontzis, and Ryan Graf. Kyle Tencza made 4 saves in goal for the Crusaders.
"We did a good job overall against a very good team,” Bergen Catholic coach Peter Berkanish told his players after the game.
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