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High School Boys Soccer:
Edgewood Follows 2-0-1 Stretch With Defeat Of Eastern

Tuesday, October 6, 1998

By Boog Williams
SJSports Staff Writer

The Edgewood boy's soccer had a 2-0-1 week. The first game of the week was a 4-0 shutout of rival Overbrook. The scoring went as follows: Brandon Cohen from Ian Simmons with 26:24 left in the first half; Ian Simmons unassisted with 2:50 left in first half; Sean Geary from Brandon Cohen with 11:35 left in the second half; and Chris Blackmore from Sean Keegan with 2:13 left in the game. Edgewood Keeper Keith Swingle had 5 saves; Overbrook Keeper Shields had 13 saves. Overbrook's Phil Covelli received a red card.

On Thursday, 10/1, Edgewood had another shutout, but so did their opponent, Lower Cape May. The teams ended in a 0-0 scoreless tie. Edgewood's Keeper Keith Swingle made 11 saves and Lower Cape May Keeper Brian Castela had 24 saves. With the number of saves by both Keepers, it looks like neither team played much defense.

On Friday, 10/2, Edgewood defeated Woodrow Wilson 8-0. Goals were scored by Sean Geary assisted by Kevin Sontos, Jeff Kaviani assisted by Brandon Cohen, Brandon Cohen assisted by Sean Geary, Alec Walker assisted by Joe Banks, Brandon Cohen and Alex Walker both unassisted, Joe Banks assisted by Alex Walker, and the last goal by Pete Vizzi from Sean Geary. In net, Woodrow Wilson's Kimma Thack made 21 saves, while Keith Swingle for Edgewood had 9 saves.

This Week: The Big Game vs. Eastern, Monday 10/5

The Eagles of Edgewood defeated the Vikings of Eastern by the score of 3-1 in overtime. The first half ended in a 0-0 scoreless tie. In the second half the Vikings got on the board first with a goal scored by Ryan McGuckin unassisted with 20:39 seconds left in the game. The Eagles tied the score with 2:23 seconds left in regulation. Brandon Cohen, unassisted, scored the goal. With the score tied at 1-1, the teams went into overtime. Alex Walker of Edgewood scored unassisted with 1:38 left in the first overtime. Then, with 6:22 left in the second overtime, Chris Blackmore put the game away with an assist to Alex Walker. The Keepers in the game came up with some great saves. Edgewood's Keith Swingle had 17 saves in the win and Eastern's Keeper Kevin Bacon had 10. Edgewood Coach Ron Wence commented, "This was a very good game. Most of the play was controlled by Eastern until about the seven minute mark in the second half. Captains (Alex) Walker and (Brandon) Cohen stepped up their games and turned the flow in the favor of Edgewood. With our fifth overtime game, the team is fit and knows what to do when we get there. The defense again played a stellar game led by Mike Muckley, Mike Coller and Joe Banks."

Photos from Woodrow Wilson vs. Edgewood

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Photos by Art Redd

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