WEST ORANGE, NJ - The 2013 State Champion West Orange High School Boys Soccer team did not disappoint in their opening home game on Sept. 5, earning an impressive 6-0 win over Nutley.
With a hat trick from Dan Romain, goals from Rory Stello, Zach Ames, Aron Weldeghergis led the Mountaineers to a 6-0 shutout, with assists from John Aristizabal, Zach Brown, Bryan Brufau, and Kamsi Udodi.
"We played extremely well in our opening game," said Head Coach Doug Nevins.
"Nutley is a very tough opponent," he continued. "They are very well-coached and their kids play really hard. As a group we did a great job of keeping the pressure on them."
Nevins went on to describe the Mountaineers' game play. "Our six goals were scored by four different players, which is great. Captain Rory Stello opened the scoring and Dan Romain scored twice before halftime."
After Zach Ames scored to bring the score to 4-0, Romain completed his hat trick with Weldeghergis finishing off the scoring.
"Diego Pedrido was great in goal," Nevins continued. "and the defense was really tough with senior captain John Aristizabal leading the way."
Senior Bryan Brufau was a "standout at defense and midfield" according to Nevins, who also lauded junior Zach Brown's work in midfield.
All in all, Nevins concluded, "It was the perfect way to start the season."
The Mountaineers face off against Newark Academy in an away game on September 8 at 4:00 pm and a home game v. Livingston on September 11, also at 4:00 pm.