Thunderbolt settle for a 1-1 tie!
It was not how they planned to start the season, but the Thunderbolt contingent was happy to leave Westerly with a 1-1 tie against the pesky Bulldogs.
For the first 20 minutes of the game, it looked like the Green and White were going to score at will, however, they could not capitalize on several opportunities.
Their lone goal came 9 minutes into the game when sophomore Jonathan Soberanis found Kerin Murillo for a 1-0 lead.
Coupled with the strong play of Westerly goalie Spencer Bernat (10 saves) and a sudden lack of an attack in the second half, the Bolt had to settle for the tie.
The Bulldogs lone goal came 8 minutes into the first half on a penalty shot.
Freshman Jorge Avila continued his solid play in goal with 8 saves.
Warriors spoil Bolts
Bolts blast by Wizards, 4-0!
After having a disappointing outcome against the Wheeler School, the Bolt played near flawless soccer in a 4-0 league victory over the Wizards of West Warwick.
The Thunderbolt, who dictated much of the first half pace with their ball possession, struck for their first goal of the game with 3:10 left.
Nelson Diep passed a ball to Nabil Chaudhry down the right touchline. Chauhdry, then, touched the ball back to Diep (inside run) who passed to Kerin Murillo for a 1-0 lead.
In less than 90 seconds, the Green and White made 2-0 when Angel Lopez found Luis Gavalo-Puello on an overlapping run.
Three minutes (36:42) into the second half, CHSE pulled away with a 3-0 lead when Angel Lopez assisted on Murillo's second goal of the game.
The Bolt finished their scoring with 14 minutes left when David DaSilva took a pass from Jeremy Mendoza and volleyed a shot with his left foot.
Aided by the solid play of sweeper Matt Esteves and a quartet of fullbacks (Declan Hanley, Adnel Lopez, Beholdsen Plymouth and Moses Reyes), freshman goalkeeper Jorge Avila picked up his first save of his career with six saves.
For the Wizards, senior goalie Matt Henault recorded ten saves.