SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Playing in their home opener on newly renovated Wexler Field, the No. 5 ranked Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys had to overcome an early two-goal deficit to defeat Steinert East (Hamilton, NJ), 3-2, and improve to 2-0-1.

Romario Azer and Liam MacDonald each scored goals to give Steinert East a 2-0 lead in the first period. Nkem Okorie of the Raiders found the back of the net near the break to cut the deficit to 2-1.


In the second half, Alvaro Furfaro tied the game at 2-2. Dean Kirian put the Raiders ahead a few minutes later, sending the rauckus Raider Nation cheering section into a frenzy. Goalie Danny Coyle made several saves towards the end of the match to preserve the victory. Furfaro, Ryan Widman, and Owen Murphy had assists for the Raiders.

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The win was the 750th of veteran coach Tom Breznitsky, who is in his 45th year of coaching at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and “Like” us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.