SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield Boys’ soccer team extended their win streak to six games Tuesday afternoon in dominating fashion defeating Colonia by a score of 4-1.
Colonia (1-7) never seemed to get anything going against the Tigers (7-2). The Patriots scored a goal in the first half to keep the game close and interesting, but the Tigers pulled away in the second half after scoring two goals. Colonia was unable to score in the second half.
The Tigers were once again led to victory by the efforts of Jacob Villacres, who continued his hot streak by scoring two goals and recording an assist in the win.
Villacres has scored four goals over the last two games and is showing no signs of slowing down as the halfway point of the season approaches. Head Coach Anthony Perfilio is impressed.
“It was not a bad game,” Perfilio said. “We did what we had to do to win. The boys are playing well. But Jacob [Villacres] is on another level.”
Colonia’s Meshal Bannerman was able to score the lone goal for the team off an assist from Tomas Alves.
Tigers’ goalie Nick Plate had a relatively quiet day in goal. He did not see many shots but was able to earn himself four saves in goals. He was also able to record his first assist of the season.
Other goals for the Tigers came from Ian McCoid and Marc Giordano. Jake Hoffman and Isaiah Storah were able to record an assist apiece.
The Tigers will look to extend their win streak to seven games when they travel to North Brunswick on Thursday; a team that shutout the Tigers their last meeting earlier this season.