Hopewell Valley Soccer Association recap for the week of March 30

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Union Line Garage’s Amanda Flanders (left) and Jack’s Greenhouse and Nursery’s Kirsten Southall (right) battle for the ball on Saturday in their game with Union Line winning it 3-0. (Courtesy photo)

Last weekend, the Hopewell Valley Soccer Association continued its spring season.

The following is a submitted collection of the weekend’s results.

U11 Boys

After a scoreless first 10 minutes of the game, Kyle Yadamiec banged in a missed shot to start the scoring for the Tornadoes. Quickly thereafter, Kyle’s twin brother Tyler broke away from the defense and scored to make it a 2 – 0 lead for Hopewell.

After an unfortunate bounce off of a Rahway corner kick, the score was 2 – 1 Tornadoes. The Tornadoes had many other scoring opportunities but were stifled by the quick and aggressive defense of Rahway.

Rahway proceeded to finish the first half with three scores to take a 4 – 2 lead at the half.  After halftime, the Tornadoes fought hard with goals by Neil Seas (off of an excellent cross my Michael Muscente), Aaron Parisi and Muscente, but Rahway proved to be too tough a foe and pulled away to a 10 – 5 win.

U13 Boys

The Hopewell Valley Bolts Spring season finally got underway with a well deserved 4-0 win over the Westfield Corinthians.

Hooks scored a hat trick, with the other goal coming from Van Brunt with an assist from John, but the best thing about the game was the team work and enthusiasm showed by the group as a whole. The defensive unit limited the chances that the Corinthians had, with Overman, Sciple, Hill, Sirolly, John and Branham almost impenetrable in front of Bangerter in goal. The midfield of Kubiak, Pfau, Van Brunt, Yadamiec and Hooks worked tirelessly to control the ball, whilst the offense of Casano, Velez and Heide created plenty of chances with good passing and excellent runs off the ball.

A fun start to the season!