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2011 Season Week #5 Recap

posted Sep 19, 2011, 7:39 PM by Robert Mays

Irish Soccer 2011 Week #5 kicked off with Boys Varsity and JV home games on Tuesday, 9/13, versus Point Pleasant.  The Irish varsity started slow, with the score at 0-0 at the half. The second half exhibited an awakening in the Irish offense, which exploded 2 goals within the first 5 minutes of the 2nd half of play.  An Irish foul in the box during the 45th minute resulted in a Point Pleasant goal off the PK.  However, this goal would be their only goal of the night, as the Irish responded with 4 more goals, resulting in a 6-1 Varsity win.  Click here for detailed game stats. The Boys JV held Point Pleasant to a 0-0 draw.

On Saturday, 9/17, the Girls and Boys traveled to Scotland Yard for matches against Huntington High.  The Girls Varsity played the first match of the day on a beautifully groomed pitch.  Huntington went on the attack early, scoring their first goal in the 11th minute.  The Lady Irish put up a valiant defensive effort, but were unable to prevent HHS from scoring 4 more times, resulting in a 0-5 loss.  The Boys Varsity took to the field next, and everyone watching the game quickly concluded that the match was going to be a physical bout.  Huntington went ahead in the 34th minute when #28 Max Simpson sent a through ball to #9 Matt Miller, who was able to get the ball past Rob Blair for a goal, setting the score at 0-1 at the half.  The second half continued to exhibit physical play, as both teams vied for possession with few shot opportunities.  The Irish found daylight in the 73rd minute when a through ball opportunity resulted in a breakaway by Senior #25 Josh Pierson, who tapped it by the Highlander keeper, tying it up at 1-1.  The match end in a draw.  The Boys JV was down by two at the half.  An Irish handball in the box halfway through the 2nd period put the JV down by three, but a through ball in the 53rd minute by Sophomore #18 Jonathan Armstead lead to a breakaway run by Senior #8 Quinton Mays who scored, putting the Irish on the board.  The match ended in a 1-3 Boys JV loss. 

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