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High School Soccer:
Paul VI Trying To Separate Themselves From The Pack

Thursday, October 23, 2003

By Jerome Michaels
SJSports Special Correspondent

What a difference a month makes? Paul VI would like nothing more than to win out the rest of their games to capture the Olympic Conference National Division title. But there are other teams that would also like the recognition of being called the champs. In a boy’s soccer game played at Bishop Eustace, the Crusaders were looking for a big win against Paul VI. The Eagles won their first meeting of the season and also their last. Three different players scored for Paul VI as they walked away with a 3-1 victory.

Timber Creek, Winslow Township and Paul VI have begun to separate themselves from the middle of the pack. Only the Chargers from Timber Creek are the real threat to the Eagles with only a few regular schedule games remaining until the playoffs. Timber Creek also were scheduled to play a division game against Triton hoping to remain close to the Eagles in the standings.

Anthony Cardillo gave Paul VI the early 1-0 lead when his direct kick went between the posts and into the net. Bishop Eustace rallied right back and tied this game a one apiece when Brendan Pressley was rewarded the goal off of a corner. Paul VI answered, this time with Mike Baptiste assisting Mark Howe goal that put them ahead by one. Another goal by Baptiste on his header from a pass by Cardillo was enough for Paul VI to pick up the road win.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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