2010-10-22 / Sports

Blessed Trinity Boys Soccer: A Lost Weekend In Roxbury

By Sean Padraic McCarthy-Coyne

It was a lost weekend at Roxbury for the Blessed Trinity First Grade Boys Soccer team. On Saturday, October 16, the boys met St. Gregory at Blessed Trinity’s home field in Roxbury for the Battle of the Green and White.

Blessed Trinity’s goal keeper for the first half was Patrick Kelly, and the defense was anchored by Brian Yorke, Christopher Tennyson and Conor Regan. In spite of Kelly’s great save at the eight minute mark, St. Gregory’s kept battling and scored with five minutes left in the first half.

Blessed Trinity’s defense of Conor Regan, Bobby Benoit and TJ McElhinney held St. Gregory back until Ed Coyne scored his seventh goal of the season at the first half buzzer, making it 1-1 at the half. Benoit was Blessed Trinity’s goal keeper in the second half. Defenders Kelly, Sean Hanley, and Danny O’Malley provided solid defense, repeatedly turning back a determined St. Gregory offense.

Benoit made an outstanding save in the first minute of the second half keeping St. Gregory’s at bay. Blessed Trinity’s offense (Luca Perrotta, Ed Coyne, Tommy Davey, Jack Galligan, Christopher Tennyson, Gabriel Tennyson, and Jack and Owen Ryan) continued to push back against St. Gregory’s. Both teams traded field position until the 16-minute mark when St. Gregory’s scored what would turn out to be the winning goal.

The boys played a spirited game keeping the crowd on edge to the end. Both teams gave their all, and were roundly applauded when the final whistle sounded.

A Lost Weekend Part 2

Blessed Trinity was back at their home field of Roxbury on Sunday, October 17. Kelly was the starting goal keeper, with O’Malley, Benoit, and James Wageman providing solid defense. Throughout the first half, Perrotta showed great hustle, but St. Anastasia’s defense was just too strong.

Despite Galligan’s great defensive efforts, St. Anastasia overpowered Blessed Trinity and scored its first goal at the eight-minute mark. The Blessed Trinity offense of Perrotta, Jack and Owen Ryan, Davey, Coyne, Hanley, O’Malley and Regan tried to rally, but St. Anastasia remained strong and scored their second goal with one second left in the first half. In the end St. Anastasia prevailedwith a 2-0 victory.

The Blessed Trinity First Grade boys will be playing their hearts out and yhe team asks that you come to the Roxbury field at 3:30 p.m. this Sunday, and support them.

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