The battle for Atlantic Coast League boys' soccer supremacy came to a head on Saturday when Sandwich hosted Nauset in a battle of undefeated teams.
The sixth-ranked Blue Knights made sure that their homecoming crowd went home happy as they kept up their torrid scoring pace, winning by a final of 4-0. They have now netted 22 goals over their last 4 games.
Senior captain Nick Cotter led the attack, scoring two goals and playing a stellar offensive-center all game long.
Coming off of an easy 9-3 win over Dennis- Yarmouth earlier in the week, Sandwich was expecting tougher opposition from the 6-0-1 Warriors.
“We were a bit surprised by the final score,” said Sandwich coach Ted Tedeschi. “However, we weren’t surprised to score like we did.”
“We got better as the game went on,” added Tedeschi, “and our second half attack was much stronger than the first half.”
Junior keeper Kyle Van Cleef was once again solid between the pipes, posting his second shutout over his last three games and his sixth of the season.
Nauset (6-1-1) will try to get back on track against Dennis-Yarmouth on Monday while Sandwich (8-0-1) looks to keep their all-around balanced attack rolling against Falmouth.
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