The St. Anthony’s boys’ soccer team has had a phenomenal start to the year. Keeping character with previous seasons, the Friars have maintained an impressive record, all while playing other nationally ranked teams. The Friars, who have one of the toughest schedules in the country, have shown no signs of stopping after defeating top teams on Long Island as well as the entire East Coast.
Some notable games include a 1–0 away win against a competent Commack squad in front of a crowd of over 500 people and a gritty 3–3 draw against Maryland’s fourth ranked Calvert Hall. The Friars scored 3 consecutive goals in the last 4 minutes against Calvert to earn a 3–3 draw in what was an otherwise difficult match.
The impressive record this season can be partially attributed to the clinical finishing of the top scorers on the team, seniors Fernando Robayo, Giancarlo Franco, Ryan Carfora and junior Matt Baresi, as well as the creative playmaking and support of the leading assistors, seniors Mike Haggerty, Nick Scibetta, and Cole Orent.
The Friars, who have shown their incredible form thus far in the season, are currently tied for 1st place in the Catholic league with Chaminade. While the first game ended in an extremely close 0–0 draw, the Friars hope to clinch a first place finish with their rematch against Chaminade on October 20th at CY Donnelly Field.
Article written by: Mike Russo
Mike has been taking pictures and writing for the Scoreboard for three years, he is also a member of many clubs at St. Anthony’s and plays on both the Varsity Lacrosse and Winter Track Teams.