With the final week of the soccer regular season upon us, O’Bryant welcomed Boston International to its turf field for a matchup Tuesday afternoon.
Behind forward Eber Moreno’s hat trick, Boston International was able to put together a 5-1 victory over an O’Bryant squad that was short quite a few players.
“Today we had a couple players who had to sit out because of academics,” O’Bryant coach Ian Doreian said. “So we played a lot of younger guys. But I’ve been pleased with our team’s senior leadership this year and today was their last home game.”
Boston International jumped ahead, 2-0, with two Moreno goals, in the second minute and then again in the 30th. International took that 2-0 lead into the half.
“I think we played great today,” Boston International coach Miguel Cura said. “We moved the ball really well and took advantage of our goal-scoring opportunities.”
The second half proved to be all Boston International as well. Forward Pedro Daveiga, midfielder Jessy Vaz, and Moreno all scored for a commanding 5-0 lead.
“I think we worked together well today,” Vaz said. “When we all work as a team, that’s when we win games. I’m getting excited for the playoffs.”
O’Bryant’s only goal game late in the second half off a penalty kick. Senior Victor Hernandez was able to put a ball past goalie Eliseu De Pina.
After the game, Doreian said Hernandez has really helped out late in their season.
“Victor’s really stepped up for us this year,” he said.
O’Bryant is now 7-8, and is facing a must-win next game.
Cura reminded his team that the hard work was just beginning.
“I’m excited and thinking of the next game,” Cura said. “I always try and tell my players to get focused on what’s coming next.”
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