SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Jonathan Dayton’s boys soccer team opened the season with a convincing 12-1 win on the road against Edison Academy Tuesday.
The Bulldogs were led by seniors Scott Maran and Anthony Nagy. Each had a hat trick. The other half of the goals were scored by sophomore Patrick Machado with two goals and one each from junior Evan Berkowitz, sophomore Hunter Gollin, sophomore Jaegar Kebea and senior Jordan Wendolowski. Nagy contributed two assists. Berkowitz also had an assist as did senior Nico Mcnamee.
Goalkeeping activity was split between seniors Joseph Adriance and senior Anthony Machado. Each turned away two shots, while Edison’s goalie faced 20 shots.
On Thursday, the Bulldogs lost their home opener 1-0 to Valley Division rival Oratory Prep. The goal came in the first half.
Oratory’s defense did a much better job containing the Bulldogs' offense, as it allowed only four shots on goal. Oratory managed ten shots on goal against Dayton.
During the preseason, Coach Fabiano described this year as a "reloading year". The Bulldogs roster is made up of eleven seniors, three juniors, five sophomores and one freshman.
The Bulldogs play at Union Catholic Saturday. The game starts at 1:00 p.m.