Brother act delivers for Wayland
Brothers Nico and Andres Pascual-Leone combined for four goals to lead the Wayland boys’ soccer team to a 4-3 victory over host Weston yesterday in a Dual County League match.
Nico, a senior captain, notched a hat trick in the first half to get the Warriors’ offense in gear and Andres, a freshman midfielder, scored with 12 minutes left to cap off the victory.
“Those two have been amazing to watch,’’ said Wayland coach David Gavron. “They will break into Spanish to talk to each other during the game and they are so connected in terms of their soccer IQ and where their teammates should be on the field.’’
Nico’s first goal was a 25-yard free kick that curled into the upper left side of the net.
The striker found himself in scoring position once again after he chipped the ball into the net over the Weston goalkeeper from 20 yards. The goal was assisted by fellow captain Hadren Symon.
The Warriors (3-3, 2-0) led, 3-2, after Nico scored with eight minutes left in the half off a give-and-go from Mark Blahnik.
“Nico played with more tenacity and more determination than I have ever seen,’’ said Gavron. “He can score with either foot, he can beat individuals one-on-one to get to the goal, and it is scary news for our opponents.’’
Wayland took a 4-2 lead after Symon crossed the ball over the Weston keeper to Andres, who volleyed it into the left side of the net.
Junior keeper Matt Edwards came up with several key saves in the final four minutes to help the Warriors escape with the win.
Wellesley 3, Norwood 1 - Gray Louis scored twice in the second half for the Raiders (4-3).
Falmouth 3, Dennis-Yarmouth 1 - Troy Pettit and Byron Gillian each had a goal and an assist for the Clippers.
Danvers 1, Salem 0 - Brendan Murphy recorded his first varsity shutout with 13 saves.
Girls’ soccer Andover 1, Central Catholic 0 - Lauren Tien scored four minutes into the game and Emily Wilson earned her sixth shutout to help the Golden Warriors knock off the No. 1-ranked Raiders.
Lincoln-Sudbury 2, Acton-Boxboro 0 - Katie Sia had 13 saves and recorded her fourth shutout for the Warriors (5-0).
Brockton 3, Durfee 0 - Felicia Mulholland scored a hat trick.
Walpole 2, Milton 0 - Ella McMackin had a goal and an assist.
Girls’ volleyball Barnstable 3, Medfield 0 - The Red Raiders (5-0) dealt the Warriors (4-1) their first loss behind 16 kills from senior Kaylee Deluga.