Shepherd Hill players in 3-1 win over Auburn
Text and photos by Steev Riccardo
DUDLEY – The Shepherd Hill Rams defeated the Auburn Rockets in the opening match of a doubleheader last Tuesday (October 9) 3-1 in an exciting Southern Worcester County League contest.
Rams leading scorer Tyler Martin led the way with a pair of second- half goals added to a first-half goal by freshman Ryan Silk.
Kacper Puczydlowski and Ben Dutting shared the goal keeping responsibilities for the Rams in the win.
“We started off really well, we had a lot of high pressure and good possession of the ball early in the game,” said Rams head coach Kurt Savage. “We got a good goal early on, the rest of the first half we lost our composure a little bit, and we were playing back on our heels.”
“Going into the second half with a one goal lead has been a dangerous lead for us in the past. We defended well and tried to keep possession of the ball and we did a good job of that.”
Savage also praised the solid play of Martin, who has 10 goals on the season. “He did really well today; he is real dynamic up front. He (Martin) earned the first goal and with the penalty kick, he did a good job of drawing the foul and then putting it away.”
The Rams, who started the season 5-0, are now 7-4-3, and have been playing without several key players, including Matt Beauregard, who had three goals in the first two games of the season before breaking his wrist.
The Rams also recently lost Adam Darling, who has been a key performer all year and may be out for the season.
Savage said that he hopes to have Beauregard back in the lineup any day but has been happy with the players that have filled in. “We have to readjust but the players have responded real well.”
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- Monday, 15 October 2012
- Posted in Categories: : Sports