A lengthy weather delay didn’t prevent local boys youth soccer team from dominating the field to a solid 5-2 win over West Essex. Players left the field 11 minutes into the final game of the season due to thunder in the area, with game play resuming at 9:15pm. The balmy, night-time conditions added to the excitement, with spectators from both teams enthusiastically cheering from the sidelines.
The win was hard-fought, with spectacular goal-keeping by Eli Sahre (#50) and Rafi Romanowsky (#5) and 2 goals scored by powerhouse Liam Peterson (#33). Evan Molica (#17), Cooper Ferguson (#2), and Logan Sheehy (#9) were on-fire in the midfield, with defenders Martin Hanger (#23), Evan Henry (#3), Jack Melone (#14), and Tom Cogan-Drew (#30) holding steady near goal. Dylan Blackmon-Friedman (#21), Ian Henry (#99), Sean Navan (#7), and Biel Santemasses-Sacks (#11) ably assisted in attack. The team effort resulted in the Cougars taking the top position in their flight for the season.
The team is coached by Philip Sheehy, Peter Molica, Charlie Hanger and Mike Henry, and trained by John Webber. If you are interested in learning more about Cougar Soccer Club go to www.cougarsoccerclub.com.