Cranston East Captains
Cr. East 2 Pilgrim 2
In their league opener at Pilgrim, the Thunderbolt earned a 2-2 tie against the older Patriots.
While outshooting them, 22-17, The Bolt hit the top post five times in the match.
Trailing 1-0 with under three minutes to go in the first half, Ayo George scored on a penalty shot to even it up.
The Green and White allowed Pilgrim to take a 2-1 lead three minutes into the second half.
With 27:13 remaining, however, Angel Lopez received a pass from Kerin Murillo in the box and beat the Pilgrim goalkeeper to his left for a 2-2 tie.
Cr. East 2 Ponag. 0
Led by the solid defensive play of Ayo George, Pedro Saravia, Adnel Lopez, David DaSilva and Luke Hardy, the Thunderbolt earned their first victory of the year with a 2-0 win over Ponaganset, who finished 13-4-0 one year ago.
Gio Canales had 8 saves to earn his first shutout of the year.
In the second half, senior Ayo George broke a scoreless tie with a goal on a free kick.
Ayo George scores on a free kick.
Cr. East 9 P-Cuff. 0
The Bolt coasted to their second win of the year over Paul Cuffee.
Scoring goals for the Green & White were Kerin Murrillo (3 goals & 1 assist), Richmond Miamen (2 goals & 2 assists), Ayo George (2 goals & 2 assists), Angel Lopez & Javes Cabrera.
Richmond Miamen scores for Cranston East.
Ayo George scores after Nat Hardy places a perfect ball in the box.
Cr. East 1 PCD 0
Senior Ayo George's second goal was all the Thunderbolt needed for their third win of the year.
Giovanni Canales, who had six saves in the match, recorded his third consecutive shutout.
Despite outshooting the Knights, 26-10, the Green & White could not cross the goal line until Kerin Murillo was tripped in the box with 14 minutes left to go in the match. Ayo George calmly scored on the ensuing penalty shot.
Ayo George's Penalty Shot
Cr. East 3 Tiv. 1
Led by the outstanding play of junior goalkeeper, Giovanni Canales, the Thunderbolt won their fourth consecutive game, 3-1, over Tiverton.
Playing in their first night game of the year at the Tiger's den, the Bolt took a 1-0 lead 14 minutes into the game when Ayo George made a run from the back, setting up a breakaway goal by Kerin Murillo.
After Tiverton tied the game in the second half on a set piece, East took a 2-1 lead when Richmond Miamen found Murillo inside the 18.
With three minutes remaining, Moses Reyes scored the clincher on a rebound off of a Miamen shot.
Cr. East 4 Woon. 1
After jumping out to a 4-0 halftime lead, Cranston East coasted to their fifth victory of the year over the Villanovans of Woonsocket, 4-1.
Senior Richmond Miamen led the way, scoring two goals in the first half.
East also received support from David DaSilva (1 goal), Adnel Lopez (1 goal), Kerin Murillo (2 assists) & Gabe Sotelo (1 assist).
Giovanni Canales was impressive in net once again, posting ten saves in wet conditions.
Cr. East 4 Rogers 1
Led by the playmaking skills of sophomore Kerin Murillo (three assists), four different players scored in a 4-1 victory for Cranston East.
At the 22 minute mark of the first half, Murillo found teammate Richmond Miamen inside the 12 yard line for the first goal of the game.
In the second half at the 15 minute mark, Murillo dribbled several defenders and found Gabe Sotelo at the 12 yard line for a 2-0 lead.
Four minutes later, freshman Noah Sylva found Nat Hardy for 3-0 lead.
The Bolt scored their final goal two minutes later (19:46 remaining) when Murillo connected with Ayo George (header) on a corner kick.
Cr. East 6 Scit. 2
After falling behind 1-0 five minutes into their game against the Spartans of Scituate, the Bolt scored the next six goals in a 6-2 road victory.
Kerin Murillo scored three goals in a span of 25 minutes to lead the way in a first half for the Bolt who outshot the Spartans, 16-1.
Offensively, the Green & White were led by Murillo (4 goals), David DaSilva (1 goal & 1 assist), Javes Cabrera (1 goal), Gabe Sotelo (2 assists), Adnel Lopez (1 assist) & Ayo George (1 assist).
Defensively, Cranston East permitted only five shots over the last 75 minutes of their match. Playing well for the Bolt were fullbacks Luke Hogan, Pedro Saravia & Adnel Lopez.
Kerin Murillo receives a perfect pass from David DaSilva and records his fourth goal of the game.
Cr. East 4 N. Prov. 1
On the verge of winning their first divisional championship in 43 years (1974), the Thunderbolt of Cranston East turned a 1-0 lead into a 4-1 victory under the lights in North Providence.
The Green and White (12-0-1), who have 37 points, hold an 11 point lead over Narragansett (8-2-2) with three games left in the regular season.
The Bolt had a balanced scoring attack with David DaSilva, Ayo George, Angel Lopez and Richmond Miamen scoring goals.
Picking up the assists were Kerin Murillo (16 goals and 16 assists on the year) with two more assists, David DaSilva and Angel Lopez.