Newman’s focus early in its match in opposition to Ben Franklin was clear – stress the Falcons into making errors.
That plan labored completely.
The Greenies scored three first-half objectives in a 10-minute span en path to 3-Zero non-district victory at Michael Lupin Area on Saturday.
“We’re beginning to come collectively,” Newman coach Tooraj Badie stated. “We’re getting all people wholesome apart from our keeper. I believe our entrance line can play in opposition to any defenders. The important thing was scoring the primary objective and settling into the sport. I am actually happy with our efficiency.”
Coming off a 3-1 win over Northlake, Newman (6-2-4) stored the momentum going because the Greenies struck early and sometimes.
The primary objective got here within the 11th minute as Worth LeClercq performed an ideal via ball that Chris Brupbacher ran down and beat the keeper far publish for a 1-Zero lead.
Simply six minutes later, Ben Franklin keeper Max Rick got here up with a terrific save on Janusz Wojcik’s shot, however Alex Friedlander buried the rebound. The prospect began after a failed clearance on a throw-in.
The offensive explosion continued when Wojcik discovered some area on the prime of the field within the 21st minute and put the Greenies up 3-0.
“We performed nicely,” Wojcik stated. “I used to be happy with our efficiency. We got here out with the mentality that we actually wished to be intense and put stress on them. That paid off, so it was effort.”
After creating only one shot within the first half, Ben Franklin (7-6-0) generated a couple of scoring possibilities within the second half. The perfect got here within the 54th minute as Kyle Ayres’ shot was saved by Newman keeper Edward Schreiner because the Greenies preserved the shutout.
“We’ve not actually been meshing nicely collectively (defensively), however we have been actually emphasizing protection in observe,” Newman senior Jack Chawla stated. “We labored nicely as a unit at this time. To go up early and keep a clear sheet means every part. At halftime, our primary precedence was to maintain a clear sheet, and I am proud we have been ready to do this.”
Ben Franklin coach Jose Ferrand stated his workforce merely could not overcome the early lapses.
“They put a variety of stress on us,” he stated. “We did not do job of defending throughout that 10-minute stretch. There have been some psychological errors within the again that gave them two objectives. Within the second half, we adjusted, and it was a better sport. They got here out the primary 20 minutes and made us make these errors within the again.”
BEN FRANKLIN GIRLS HANG ON FOR 1-Zero VICTORY: Earlier than the boys sport, the Ben Franklin ladies scored a hard-fought victory over Newman, due to Kirsten Brown’s objective within the eighth minute.
Trailing 1-Zero on the half, the Greenies pushed arduous within the second half, however Falcons keeper Yana Fielkow was spectacular in internet arising with save after save within the second half because the Greenies pressured late however could not break via.