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.
Murillo's four goals pace Bolt in 7-4 win!
Led by a flurry of late game goals from junior All-Stater Kerin Murillo, Cranston East won for the second consecutive time, 7-4, over the Crusaders of Prout.
As the game moved into intermission, the Bolt had full control of the game with a 4-0 lead on goals (Nelson Diep), Luis Gavalo-Puello, Angel Lopez and Kerin Murillo.
In the second half, CHSE, who was caught looking ahead at their match against North Smithfield, gave up their four goal advantage when the Maroon and White scored three goals (penalty shot, corner kick and breakaway) in the first 24 minutes.
That is when Murillo, who was assisted on each goal by fellow junior, Angel Lopez, scored three goals in the final 16 minutes of the game.
Bolts give Northmen their first lost, 2-1!
In their third game of the week, Cranston East (4-1-1; 3-1-1) gave North Smithfield (5-1-0) their first loss of the season with a 2-1 victory.
With both teams having difficulty getting shots in the first half, Cranston East made the most of a corner kick with 9:17 left.
Kerin Murillo, who has scored in every game this season, connected with David DaSilva, who was making a run from the back for a header past the Northmen goalie for a 1-0 lead.
In the second half, NSHS tied the game off a direct kick within two minutes.
The Bolt, however, struck 50 seconds later to take a 2-1 lead that they never relinquished. David DaSilva sent a long ball into the corner to Angel Lopez. Lopez calmly chipped a ball into the box where Murillo made a right-footed volley in the top corner.
Freshman Jorge Avila withstood some late game pressure from North Smithfield and earned his fourth career victory with ten saves.
Matt Esteves, who played marking back, not only held the Northmen's leading scorer Justin Decelles to two shots, but also held him scoreless for the first time all year.
Murillo's hat trick propels Bolts to win!
In a game that could have been considered a "trap" game after the Thunderbolts 2-1 over North Smithfield, the Green and White started scoring early and never looked back in a 5-1 victory over Mt. Pleasant.
Kerin Murillo, the state's leading goal scorer, led the way with three goals and one assist.
Five minutes into the game, CHSE
scored when David DaSilva sent a ball up the touchline to Murillo who proceeded to set up Angel Lopez for the first goal of the game.
Luis Gavalo-Puello made it 2-0 nine minutes later when he took a pass from Noah Sylva and blasted a shot by the Kiltie goalie.
Murillo added two more goals before intermission for a 4-0 lead.
East holds off Mounties, 3-2!
At times, high school soccer can certainly be a strange game. Despite outshooting Mt. St. Charles, 29-9, Cranston East needed a late game goal by Kerin Murillo to squeak out a 3-2 road win.
After hitting the post three times and missing several opportunities, the Bolt took 1-0 lead when Albert Lopez found Nabil Chaudhry at the top of the box. Chaudhry lined a shot that slipped through goalkeeper's hands.
Tied at 1-1, Noah Sylva found Murillo making a run down the middle. Murillo did the rest by dribbling past two defenders to take a 2-1 halftime lead.
In the second half, MSC who was outshot 17-5 in first half, tied it up at 2-2 when Brad Plamondon scored on a header off Martin Piette's shot that hit the crossbar.
East, however, took a 3-2 lead with 15 minutes to play when David DaSilva connected with Murillo on the far side.
Thunderbolts blank Mariners, 4-0!
Playing on their second consecutive day, the Thunderbolt played perhaps the best technical game of the year in a 4-0 shutout over the Mariners of Narragansett.
While playing their diamond formation the entire game (4-5-1), the Bolt showcased their passing and dribbling skill in their sixth win in a row.
The state's leading scorer, Kerin Murillo, gave East a 2-0 lead in the first half.
After making an overlapping run, Murillo took a pass from Nabil Chaudhry and beat the Mariner goalkeeper to his left.
With 13:57 left in the half, Luis Gavalo-Puello touched a pass to Angel Lopez who then found Murillo for his second goal of the game.
In the second half, Gavalo-Puello received a pass at the forty yard line and dribbled by several Mariner defenders for a 3-0 lead with 21:46 left in the game.
The Bolt finished their scoring when twin Angel Lopez found his brother Adnel Lopez at the top of the 18 yard line.
Jorge Avila stopped four shots for his second shutout of the game.
The CHSE back defensive unit of Matt Esteves (sweeper), Luke Hogan (stopper), Declan Hanley (fullback) and Adnel Lopez (fullback) held the Mariners to nine shots.
Cranston East coasts by Chariho, 6-2!
One would think that after taking two days off to recover from back to back road games, the Green and White would show some rust. However, they showed very little as they jumped out to an early lead and coasted to a 6-2 win over the Chargers of Chariho.
After making an adjustment to the Charger defense which started the game garnering four offsides, the Bolt struck for three goals in an eight minute span to take control of the game.
At the 28:22 mark, Kerin Murillo got by the Charger defense and took a shot that Angel Lopez rebounded and converted for a 1-0 lead.
Two minutes later, Luis Gavalo-Puello scored on a breakaway for a 2-0 advantage.
Murillo connected with David DaSilva at the 20:58 mark for a 3-0 lead. DaSilva who was making an overlapping run took Murillo's pinpoint pass and broke free for the goal.
The Chargers cut the lead to 3-1 when the Bolt failed to clear the ball out of their end with 12:40 left.
Three minutes later, however, Gavalo-Puello made it 4-1 when he stole a ball at midfield and broke free for a breakaway goal.
Despite being forced to play short handed because of a technical red card at the end of the first, CHSE managed to outscore Chariho, 2-1 for their 7th victory in a row.
Kerin Murillo made it 5-1 with 32 minutes remaining on a penalty shot and DaSilva finished the Bolt scoring with a breakaway goal with 11 minutes to play.
Jorge Avila, the Thunderbolts Freshman Phenom in goal, made the play of the game at the end of the first half . After the Chargers were awarded a penalty shot on a handball in the box (technical red card), he made a diving stop to keep the Bolts on top 4-1 in the first half.
Broncos outplay Bolts in 2-1 road win!
Playing an inspired team from Burrillville, the short-handed Thunderbolts of Cranston East (7-2-1) had their seven game winning streak snapped in a 2-1 loss to the Broncos (5-1-2).
The Broncos, who had a slight wind advantage, made the most of their opportunities in the first half, taking a 2-0 lead.
With 17:43 remaining, Nick Hammond found midfielder Cam Toti making a run inside the box, unmarked, for 1-0 lead.
Less than two minutes later, Sam Derotto broke inside an East defender and headed a goal past Jorge Avial for 2-0 Bronco lead. Assisting on the play was Nick Hammond who sent a left cross into the box.
In the second half, the Bolts held a territorial advantage, outshooting the visitors, 12-4.
Unfortunately, they had one goal called back several minutes before David DaSilva took a pass from Declan Hanley and blasted it by the Bronco keeper from 35-yards out with 7:18 left.
In addition, they did not capitalize on several free kicks inside the defensive half of their opponents. Settling for too many long balls inside the box, the Bronco defense did not make a mistake and held on to a 2-1 victory.
It may have been a disappointing loss for the CHSE, however, it was a satisfying victory for a Broncos' team that had lost both a regular season and playoff game last year to the Bolt.
Declan Hanley heads in what looks like a goal, however, it was ruled that it did not cross the line.
Bolts and Falcons play to 2-2 tie!
With neither team garnering many shots, the Bolt and Falcons played to a 2-2 tie. The Thunderbolt are now 7-2-2 (23 points) and the Falcons are 3-2-5 (14 points).
The annual City Cup was decided in penalty shots. Despite jumping out to a 3-2 advantage after three rounds, Cranston East missed three consecutive shots, while Cranston West tied it up at 3-3 in the top of the fifth round and won on shot by senior Alex Lopez in the top of the sixth round.