HARWICH – Logan Routhier netted his first and second varsity goals for the boys soccer team on Oct. 13 as the Sharks triumphed against Sturgis East 3-1 in Cape and Islands League play.
The win boosted Monomoy's record to 7-5-2 overall and 7-3-2 in the league, giving fans attending the rain-soaked outing something to smile about.
The Storm found its way to the scoreboard first when Aidan Smith sent in a free kick roughly 16 minutes into the first half, but after a slight lull in intensity, the Sharks regrouped and rallied back to win the game, largely thanks to long bombs from Routhier and Clif Wilson.
Routhier was the first to score for Monomoy, firing off a shot a good distance away from the net that sailed past the Sturgis goalkeeper and into the net, evening the score at 1-1 with less than 10 minutes to play before the break.
Following halftime, Wilson was the next to find the net for the Sharks, with his shot coming from some 30 yards out, giving Monomoy a 2-1 edge just 10 minutes into the second half. Just shy of 20 minutes later, Routhier netted an insurance goal for the Sharks, capping the scoring at 3-1.
Ted Clifford and Cole Currie split time in goal, with Clifford stepping in for the first half, making a number of key saves, while Currie had a shutout performance in net during the second half.
“It was a good win against a good opponent,” said Monomoy head coach Keith Clark. “They're right next to us in the standings, so I thought it was important to get a result today. Getting a soft goal in the first half made us play with less confidence overall, but the second half they came out and played a bit better and really scored some quality goals at the end of the day.”
Clark gave kudos to Currie for his shutout performance in goal, among others.
“I think you've got to give it to Clif defensively, and Connor Coughlan defensively as well,” he said. “And obviously Logan both offensively and defensively, and I think Perry was effective out wide for us. He gave us a flank attack, which opened up a few things for us.”
The Sharks host Sturgis West tonight at 6 p.m., with their final home game of the regular season slated for Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. against Cape Cod Academy.