Topics: Soccer

HARWICH – The Nauset boys varsity soccer team is out once again to prove their might, capitalizing on numerous scoring chances in their 6-0 defeat of Monomoy on Oct. 2, the season opener for both teams. The Warriors made it clear from the start that they’d come to do battle, and though the Sharks kept them to one goal in the opening frame, Nauset gained much momentum in the second, scoring three of its six goa...

EASTHAM/CHATHAM – Spencer Rushnak has something of a secret. When he first started playing soccer as a kid, he didn't like it. Then, as a freshman at Nauset Regional High School, Rushnak watched the 2016 team cap off an undefeated season with a state championship victory, and decided he wanted to do that, too. Fast forward a few years and Rushnak recently committed to continuing his career with the Roger Willi...

SANDWICH/MILFORD – It is said that all good things must come to an end, but in the case of the Nauset Warriors 2019 boys varsity soccer team, that end came too soon and once again via penalty kicks that led to a Milford win in the Div. 2 South Sectional Finals on Nov. 17. It was a one-goal game until the final minutes of regulation play, and then, courtesy of a free kick and one well-placed shot on goal, it wa...

COHASSET – All the best stories must end, and although the Cape Tech boys varsity soccer team didn't get its storybook happy ending, their heads were high after falling in the Div. 4 South semifinals against Atlantis Charter Monday. “None of us expected to get this far,” said senior captain Rick Goncalves following a tough 5-1 loss to the Tritons. “Everyone was focused on the Mayflower League. It was amazing h...

NORTH EASTHAM – It's been almost a year since the Nauset boys varsity soccer team won the state championship, and they're determined to do it again. The Warriors edged a little closer to their goal last week when they defeated the Duxbury Dragons 3-1 in the Div. 2 South quarterfinals. Playing in front of a packed house before the rain fell on Nov. 7, the Warriors made it clear from first touch that they were i...

The intermittent rain that plagued most of the Cape Tech boys varsity soccer team’s Nov. 5 MIAA Div. 4 South tournament game stopped long enough for Paulo Loureiro to size up his free kick, the one he’d told his coach he wanted when Ivan Popov put him in during the final minutes of the second overtime. This was his team’s make-it-or-break-it moment and he didn’t want to let them down. As the official whistled,...

HARWICH – It was clear from the start of the boys soccer Div. 4 South preliminary game that the Sharks wanted to win, and win they did, sinking Bourne 3-1 in the first tournament victory in Monomoy program history Sunday. “We've lost in the first round every time,” said head coach Keith Clark. “So that was something the guys really focused on, and wanted to make sure they got done.” AJ Williams had a hat tr...

HARWICH – Two well-placed goals made a rainy soccer match that much more worth it for the Nauset girls varsity soccer team, which defeated Monomoy 2-0 in the final game of the regular season for both teams. Monomoy played a hard-fought game, but couldn't get past the quick reflexes of Nauset goalkeeper Brady Deschamps, who managed to keep a grip on the ball in spite of on-and-off rain throughout the game. T...

HARWICH – After a tough start to their 2019 season, all the Monomoy boys varsity soccer team wanted was to make the playoffs. A stellar Senior Night performance against St. John Paul II offered a boost, but it was a scoreless tie against the D-Y Dolphins the following day that clinched the post-season berth. Senior Night offered the team's future graduates a chance to shine, and shine they did, with the Sharks...

HARWICH – Falling to Sturgis East with a final score of 2-0 after winning the Mayflower League wasn't necessarily how Cape Tech head coach Ivan Popov wanted things to go, but the loss didn't diminish his pride in his team's efforts, or their determination as the Crusaders went on to defeat Upper Cape Tech 4-0 the next day, officially becoming league champs in their first season with Mayflower Small. The Crusad...

Athletes Of The Week

By: Kat Szmit

Let's take a moment to talk about Cape Tech girls soccer. It takes a minimum of seven players for regulation game play. How many players has the Cape Tech girls team had on its roster for the majority of its 2019 season? Seven. Since I can see y'all doing the math, let me break it down for you by reviewing one of the team's last games of the season, played Oct. 25 against Upper Cape Tech. First, huge praise to...

HARWICH – It might have been homecoming, but it just wasn't Monomoy's day when the boys soccer team hosted Barnstable in boys soccer action on Saturday, with the Sharks falling to the Red Raiders 2-0. Barnstable came out blazing in the Oct. 19 match, peppering Shark goalie Sean Deveau with shots in the opening minutes of game play, with one soaring high above the net and two more bouncing off the posts. But no...

HARWICH – It wasn't the happiest of homecomings for the Monomoy girls varsity soccer team, which fell 3-0 to Barnstable, but the Sharks turned things around on Monday when they defeated Falmouth Academy 5-0 as they continue striving for a spot in the post-season. Though the Sharks played a strong game on Oct. 19 in the first of a trifecta of homecoming games that day, the Red Raiders prevailed courtesy of a ha...

HARWICH – Shortly after the final whistle blew in the Oct. 14 scoreless tie between Monomoy and Mashpee girls varsity soccer, Monomoy head coach Jenn Peterson had strong words for her team. “I think that was the best defensive game you've played all season,” she told the Sharks. Indeed, the team has come a long way since their September loss to D-Y, showing strength and tenacity that the score didn't reflec...

HARWICH – The Monomoy boys soccer team hoped that a 4-1 victory against St. John Paul II on Oct. 1 would turn things around, but their season of struggle continued last week with a tough 3-1 loss to Sandwich on Oct. 3, putting the pressure on the Sharks regarding upcoming games as they compete for a spot in the playoffs. Although the home team Sharks controlled a fair amount of the on-field action as game play...

HARWICH – The effort was there, but when the Cape Tech boys varsity soccer team hosted Upper Cape Tech on Sept. 26, the goals weren't, as both teams played to a scoreless tie in Mayflower League action. The Crusaders—who have been having a stellar 2019 season with the exception of one early season loss—dominated much of game play, consistently moving the ball into scoring territory, but neither team was able t...