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Friday, October 28, 2005

Staples Boys Soccer Sinks Ridgefield

Brendon Cristobal’s goal midway through the second half gave Staples boys soccer team a hard-earned 1-0 victory at Ridgefield today.

The Wreckers’ third win in three days—and fourth consecutive shutout—keeps them in contention for an FCIAC playoff berth. The surging blue-and-whites, now 10-3-2, finish the regular season Monday (home, 3 p.m., vs. Fairfield Ludlowe). That game—like the five previous ones—is a must-win.

Cristobal’s goal came off a feed from Ross McGibney. The striker turned his defender, found Cristobal alone on the left, then watched as Cristobal cruised through the box and slotted his shot home.

Besides Cristobal—who played his best game in a Staples uniform—the Wreckers got outstanding efforts from keeper Brad Green, who contributed a key punch save when the match was scoreless; Preston Hirten, who attacked well from his defensive spot, and Colin Nangle, who anchored the backs.

Keaton Cristobal, Matt Lamb, Brian Carpenter, Tyler Ross, Ben King, Nicky Hoberman, Russell Oost-Lievense, Gennadiy Gurevich, Tim Day, Taylor Stuart and Craig Wolgast also shone.

“This was a true team effort,” said coach Dan Woog. “Three games in three days is almost inhumane. But every player came through big-time; everyone we put on the field was a hero.”


Posted 10/28/05 at 10:43 PM  Permalink


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