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Published on September 6th, 2019 | by Staples Soccer


Scrimmage Report: Staples vs. Joel Barlow

Staples’ 2nd test of the preseason yesterday came at Joel Barlow High School. The SWC powerhouse is — as always — possession-minded and disciplined. Their grass field was very different from Tuesday’s turf at Fairfield Prep.

Once again the Wreckers netted 3 goals. After a scoreless 1st half, Evan Birns pressured, won a ball, then finished clinically. The 2nd score came after pressure by Haydn Siroka; Murilo Moreno tallied. More pressure from Lars Djuve enabled Siroka to round the keeper for the 3rd strike.

Surya Balaji, Jack Douglas and Brendan Lynch anchored the defense.

Staples is in action Saturday, at the Wethersfield jamboree. In addition to the Eagles, they face Tolland and Kingswood-Oxford.

Josh DeDomenico is a happy midfielder. (Photo/Christina Bassler)

George Smith outruns a Joel Barlow Falcon. (Photo/Christina Bassler)

Co-captain Sam Liles (Photo/Christina Bassler)

Ryan Thomas reminds long-time fans of his father, Kent Thomas ’86 (Photo/Christina Bassler)

Carter Bassler gets the inside track. (Photo/Christina Bassler)


Staples’ superfans even come to preseason matches. (Photo/Christina Bassler)


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