Together, the team made it possible for more goals in the second half, creating an opportunity for their players to score. They used an intelligent and creative gameplay, making it easier for the offensive players like Vasquez to score a goal.
Coach Laraia mentioned that the Windham boys played a lot of ball before going on the offensive, making sure the shot will pass through their defense. Their shot was able to get on the net, so they won this division title.
WINDHAM, Conn.-The Windham boys soccer team won four goals in the second half of the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division III. They also won the title against Griswold on Monday afternoon.
The final season score was 5-0. Sophomore Alfonso Vasquez and senior Danny Castro had two goals each while freshman Jose Candia did not allow the Griswold to score with six saves.
According to the Windham coach Zach Konopka,the team is very pleased to win, especially the seniors who will graduate as champions.
Griswold had been playing well all year with the exception of this match. Their coach, Vin Laraiain his 11th season, said they are able to outshoot their opponents. However, they were unable to put the ball in the net.
The Griswold dominated the first half at 8-6 and 7-4 with a great header from Mason Rubino. Windham responded with Vasquez moving niftily against two defenders and burying a goal at the 22nd minute of the game after drawing out the senior keeper Derek Taylor.
Taylor finished with a great 10 saves, many at point blank, and including two from Vasquez early in the first half, keeping it a one-goal intermission. Vasquez won’t be denied, however, as he made a far post shot at the 41 minutes, sparking Windham’s big second half.