Second Half Run Lifts MD Boys Soccer

Second Half Run Lifts MD Boys Soccer
Posted on 03/07/2019
Second Half Run Lifts MD Boys Soccer

The Flatbush Middle Division Boys Soccer Team blew open a 2-2 game with 4 straight goals to start the second half as they pulled away from the visiting Magen David Warriors en route to a 7-5 season-opening victory on Thursday night (3/7) at the YoF Elementary School Gym in Brooklyn, NY.

 Falcons Attack

The MD Boys Falcons, sporting a full maroon and gold uniform for the first time, carried the majority of the play for most of the opening half. Flatbush had a number of real scoring opportunities for Aaron Vays and Mandler, but they could not get the ball into the goal. Meanwhile, Josh Romano came up with a pair of quality saves, and the defense cleared away a strong Magen scoring chance. With half the period gone, it was still a 0-0 game. Vays almost changed that with a strike from mid court. But, it hit the crossbar and glanced away. Instead, it was the Warriors who got on the board first when the Falcons defense accidentally centered the ball to set up the Magen striker at 9:28 on the clock.

 Flatbush offense Defense

It was a wake-up call for Flatbush, and Vays answered it right away with a blast off the ensuing tap to even the game at 1-1. Four minutes later, Magen took back the lead, this time set up by a centered clear from Flatbush Keeper Romano. With just over two minutes left in the half, Vays pulled Flatbush even again, sending home a beautiful shot from an assist by his winger. Flatbush had a few more rushes that the Warrior Keeper turned away, and Romano made another big save for Flatbush to preserve the tie. At the intermission, it was all even, 2-2.

 Vays scores celebration

It took only two minutes of play in the second half for the momentum to swing, but in that time, Vays recorded his third score (for a hat trick) giving Flatbush its first lead of the game. A minute later, Ben Hymowitz nearly extended it, and only a leaping save from the Magen keeper kept it a one-goal game. Luck is a great partner, though, and it proved so for the Falcons. Magen got the ball past Romano, but it hit the post. It bounced right out and landed in front of a Magen foot, but that shot was smothered by Romano. Vays then struck again, and the Falcons had a two-goal cushion. After another Romano stop aided by the defensive play of the Sabatiny brothers, Vays scored goal number 5. Not long after that, Hamui came up with a clear, Eizenberg placed a touch pass, and Vays turned it into goal number 6.

 Vays strikes again Save Romano

With 12:38 remaining, Magen wanted time out. It helped as a few minutes later, the Warriors squeaked the ball past Romano to make it a 6-3 game. Magen got closer a minute later when the Falcons defense could not clear the ball from the crease. Vays got one of the goals back, banking it in off the post. With 4:36 to play, Flatbush Head Coach Yoav Fleischman made a change in goal, inserting Moshe Kopolovich for Romano. He was tested immediately and came up aces. The clock began to wind down, but with under two minutes to play, Flatbush took a hand ball penalty in the crease, setting up a Magen penalty kick. They sent the one-timer home, and the score was now 7-5 in favor of the Falcons. The Flatbush defense stepped up, though, and closed out the contest. The Falcons took their season opener, by a final score of 7-5.

 Vays attacks Kopolovich deflects it away

NEST NOTES: Head Coach Yoav Fleischman’s squad will look to continue their winning ways on Thursday, 3/14, when the MD Boys Soccer Team travels to Barkai. Game time against their Brooklyn rivals is set for 7:30 pm.

Boys MD Soccer team picture

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