Bears Rout LuHi in Season Opener

On Friday night, in the first night soccer game in 714 days, the boys’ soccer team prevailed, 6-0, over Long Island Lutheran in their league and season opener, earning a fifth straight victory over their western rivals in the process.

A dark, rainy morning gave way to a gorgeous September evening as the Buyers’ Park stands swelled with students and faculty for the first time in seemingly forever. They were treated to a strong offensive performance from the reigning PSAA regular season champions, who from the outset sent wave after wave of attacks at the LuHi defense. After numerous chances in the opening minutes, the Brook finally lit up the scoreboard at the 25:38 mark when the LuHi keeper could not corral a James Fay shot from the left side, allowing Erick Beausoleil to swoop in and tuck away the rebound. The Bears doubled their lead at the 16:31 mark when John Fay sent a corner kick into the box where Tiger Winston trapped it with his chest and blasted home the goal. Lani Ajeigbe put the game out of reach with less than 10 minutes left in the half on a pair of goals 57 seconds apart. His first came on a long blast from the edge of the box that found the left side netting with 7:23 remaining. His second gave the Brook a 4-0 advantage when another James Fay shot squirted away from the keeper, allowing Ajeigbe to bury the rebound.

The Bears continued to dominate as the second half opened. James Fay remained a pest on the wing as he corralled a cross-field pass from LuHi before beating one defender and dropping off a deft touch to Lee Maeba who one-touched a shot into the left side at 32:20. Dennis Yilmaz capped the night’s scoring with 27:08 remaining when the keeper dropped a pass and the senior put it away. Lem Kutame and Robin Young combined for a clean sheet in goal.

The Bears are back in action tomorrow afternoon in a home non-league match-up with Waldorf.



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