Week 2 rec soccer report: boys grades 1 and 2

Netherlands 4 – Belgium 0

Belgium ran into a tough Netherlands squad, despite constant hustle and nice defensive saves by Belgium’s Hudson Blackburn. Isaac Leff and Dean Shannon inspired team Netherlands with their relentless play on the ball. Belgium’s Henry Denner and Timothy Lyons created offensive pressure with strong passing, but the Netherland’s Alessio Johnson turned back the aggressive Belgian offense with a number of clearing kicks, one of which led to a breakaway goal by Henry Smith. Despite continued strong defense by Belgium’s Jack Lunz, Aidan Murphy capped off the scoring for the Dutch with a precision strike from 15 yards out.

Turkey 2 – Scotland 0

Turkey beat a tough Scotland team on fantastic goals by Ian Cullen and Gordy Davig. Turkey’s Viren Maira and Ben Levine made some spectacular plays on defense. Strong defensive efforts by Scotland’s Nicolas Duque and Andre Jackson were not enough to turn back the offensive swarm of Turkey. Scotland’s Kyle Stewart was the breakout midfield player with pinpoint passes to offensive strikers Ian Urquhart and Garrett Jenkins.

Poland 5 – Croatia 0

Croatia played a hard fought match against Poland. Poland had evenly balanced scoring from Kyle Skop, Tyler Chang, and Ben Rosenberg, each finding the back of the net once, and two goals for Griffin Gaine.

Austria 3 – Sweden 2

Nicholas Pilla scored Austria’s first goal after a mad scramble in front of the net, and Luca Dennison and Harrison Giglio combined on another goal. Christopher Franchini again played tenacious defense with great clearing kicks. All around great game by Gabriel Boon who scored on a strong kick from just outside the penalty box. Henry White led the offense for Sweden scoring both goals. Callum Reen anchored Sweden’s defense making numerous tackles. Magnus Adams, Will White and Seth Springer kept up Sweden’s offensive pressure will several shots on goal.

Denmark 2 – Ukraine 2

Denmark and the Ukraine played a fantastic game. Ukraine’s offensive firepower was supplied by Nicholas Sarcinella and James Halvorson. Excellent mid field support from Ethan Luce, Christian Montano and Nico. Great defensive effort by Luigi Pegoraro.

Czech Republic 2 – Hungary 2

Hungary’s William Kolin kicked off a nail biter of a game. CR’s Henry Moderelli scored two spectacular goals, while Joshua Handelman showed tremendous hustle all over the field. Teddy Johnson’s excellent defense kept Hungary, allowing the team to pull even with excellent goals by Charlie Gutch and Mark Tarazi. Ian Foster, Jackson Shampanier-Bowen and Nicholas Manthei were solid, speedily running down the ball and blocking several shots. Charlie “Clutch” Gutch saved the tie for Hungary by running down CR’s winning shot and making the most amazing sliding kick-save on the goal line.

Nigeria 2 – France 0

Tyler Jackson had a breakaway sprint down the left field line to score early for Nigeria. Quincy Stern and Miles Maiberger provided solid midfield support for a pressing Nigeria attack that scored again in the second half. France’s effort was highlighted by great hustle and determination from Nicholas Milo, excellent defense from Stephen Liaskos, and several cleared balls by Jack Mallinson as the last line of defense.

Ireland 1 – Germany 1

Team Ireland coupled blazing speed on offense with iron-like defense to tie Germany in a well played game. Filip Bukowski used his fleet feet to score Ireland’s goal and Timmy Meyer nearly added another in a run and gun breakaway. Anthony “Iron” Rosa stopped many Germany scoring attempts with his terrific defense.

Switzerland 2 – Romania 2

In this fiercely competitive match-up, an early goal by Switzerland’s Charlie Gottfried, combined with a dazzling breakaway goal by Charlie Parent and strong offensive attempts by Thomas Shelton and Jack Tirsch, kept this game close for Switzerland. Two great goals from Romania’s Sean Condon and Julian Testorf earned Romania a draw against Switzerland. Romania’s Spencer Hindle and Olin Banholzer made great defensive plays from start to finish. Switzerland’s defense kept Romania at bay with pressure from Will Gottfried, Liam Bruckner and Luke Ravitz.