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High School Soccer:
Lenape Flex Their Muscles against West

Thursday, October 6, 2005

By Jerome Michaels
SJSports Special Correspondent

It was a physical game with two teams looking to take advantage with their finesse and speed. The Lenape boy’s soccer team traveled to Cherry Hill West trying to pick up their third win in a row against the Lions. Both of these teams did not possess that one dominate player that could single handedly take over a game, but they had players on the field that had the talent of scoring goals. In a very closely matched game, Jim Eveland would provide the eventual game winner against West and helped Lenape pick up the 2-0 victory.

In high school sports, there’s not too much of an advantage to playing a home game. Most of the time, the games are played right after all of the classes have been dismissed for the day, and the student body usually have other responsibilities they have to attend. So when the two teams took the field at the start of this game, it’s up to the players on both sides of the field to make themselves right at home. Lenape would take the home field advantage after Eveland’s goal. With that one goal advantage, both goalies Mike Alfier for Lenape and Andy Zagoren for Cherry Hill West were busy turning away shots for their team. But one more goal would be scored by Bill Blatchey would get by Zagoren. The two goalies combined for 28 saves in this Olympic Conference game.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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