Published on September 4th, 2015 | by Staples Soccer0
Scrimmage Report: Staples vs. Choate
The Choate match has become a highlight of Staples’ pre-season schedule. It’s a great opportunity for the Wreckers to test themselves against a seasoned prep school opponent with a lineup of players from around the globe.
A great crowd packed Loeffler Field for today’s match. After the visitors dominated the opening 10 minutes, Staples settled down. Daniel Perez Elorza led the pressing attack, Daniel Reid the midfield. Aidan Wisher worked the right side; Kenji Goto and Josh Berman kept the backs tight, and Chris Martenson looked solid in his 1st varsity start.
The scoreless deadlock was broken midway through the 2nd half. A play that began with tough defense deep in the Wreckers’ end ended with a fine cross by Andres Marmelo, to an unmarked Timmy Liles. The sophomore calmly finished, low and hard.
Will Birch, Griff O’Neill and Tyler Wright helped spark the 2nd half.
“It was a true team effort,” head coach Dan Woog said. “And of course we also saw plenty of things that need work, and that we will build on.”
The Wreckers are back in action tomorrow (Saturday), at the Wethersfield jamboree. The 9/11 ceremony is set for 10 a.m., with games to follow at 11, 12:15 and 1:30.
On Monday, Staples hosts perennial New York City powerhouse Martin Luther King. The Labor Day game kicks off at 12:30 p.m.