Varsity Boys Soccer Dominates in Suffolk Semi


Echo Staff

(HAT)TRICK or TREAT? The boys varsity soccer team gave spectators both on Halloween Monday when they squared off against John Glenn in the Suffolk County Class A Semifinals. The 20-30 mph wind gusts from last week’s quarterfinals were a distant memory as the Warriors took to the field.

Roberth Perez was the first to score off a header with 20:44 left before halftime. Hugo Rodriguez then scored a banger of a goal after a sharp pass from Norvin Martinez-Hernandez less than five minutes later. Another pass from Martinez-Hernandez set up the next goal from Horace Hibbert with just 10:16 left to go in the first half. And less than four minutes later, Roberth Perez scored his second goal of the game, putting the Warriors up 4-0 with just under two minutes left in the half.

And the Warriors weren’t done yet. 

The second half started with yet another goal by Roberth Perez, marking his FIFTH hat trick of the season(!) and sending a firm message to Glenn that there would be no treats to be gained from the Warriors on this Halloween. Denis Hernandez scored the 6th goal of the game with less than 20 minutes left, and keeper Matthew Katz recorded 4 saves, finishing with his ELEVENTH clean sheet of the season.

After the game, senior Stanley Louis told the Echo, “The team played amazing. We came out strong and never let up.” When asked about their stategy for the next game, senior Keven Acosta commented, “We need to play like we played against John Glenn.” Head coach Mike Abbondondolo was quoted in Newsday, saying, “I think we might be hitting our stride. Today we finally looked like the team that has been putting all that work in.”

There will be two spectator buses available for students interested in cheering on the team this Thursday when Amityville (16-1-1)  faces #3 Half Hollow Hills West at Comsewogue in the Suffolk County Championship. The bus will be free with a completed permission slip, but Section XI is charging a fee for entrance.

The Warriors have their sights set on a seventh Suffolk County title, and if the team plays anything like they did on Monday, they could prove unstoppable.