Boys Varsity Soccer
|Mascoma Valley Regional High School||4|
|Fall Mountain Reg High School||0|
The Royals left no doubt as to who the stronger team was on the field at Fall Mountain High School on Saturday. Mascoma won decisively 4-0 on the road against their only D-III regular season competitor this fall with COVID restrictions on travel in-place.
Mascoma's Ben Seiler scored his first of 4 goals only 2 minutes into the game off of an assist from teammate Gavin Giovagnoli. The Royals' midfield and backs dominated ball possession in this game and fed the offensive pushes repeatedly throughout the first half. Ben Seiler snuck through for an unassisted 2nd goal 22 minutes into the first half. Fall Mountain managed only 1 shot on net in the first half, with 1 save recorded for Mascoma goal keeper Connor Thompson.
The second half was a bit more active for the Mascoma defense. Fall Mountain's offense was more aggressive and managed to fire off 3 shots on Mascoma's net, with one leading to quite a scuffle in the box, but keeper Connor Thompson somehow managed to come up with the ball and preserved his shut out for the game. Mascoma's Ben Seiler scored on a free kick in the 52nd minute, and again in the 72nd minute off of an assist from freshman teammate Aidan Smith.
Mascoma's ball possession and passing is showing improvement as the season marches forward. Forward wing Gabe Sperry and defensive midfielder Zach Thompson really kept the offense moving down the field with strong possession and passing, and the defensive U played flawlessly throughout the game to stop just about all of the attacks mounted by the Fall Mountain Wildcats. Connor Thompson had 6 saves for Mascoma. Mascoma plays at home against D-I Hanover this Wednesday; game time yet to be confirmed.