Sport Shorts

Sport Shorts

The Sayreville Rollin’ Thunder boys’ U10 soccer tournament team will become a travel team in the fall, and is looking for a few players. Please call coach Wayne Woods at (732) 727-7441 for more information.

The Old Bridge Raptors, a U10 boys travel soccer team, went 2-0-1 in the Ocean Tournament this weekend. The Raptors played outstanding soccer in all three games. The Raptors beat the Jackson Wildcats 3-2, Wall Magic 4-0, and tied the Parsippany Wolverines 0-0. The Raptors played solid defense with the help of Sean Breen, Danielle Colaprico, Billy Majeski and Raptor keepers Keith Kraus and Mike Shannon. The strong midfielders who fed the offense and helped out in scoring are John Fowler, Doug Ruby and Yousef ElHussien. The forwards who kept pressure on the opposition are Alex Barnhard, Zachery Ryan, Dan Scaglione, and Daniel Scott. The Raptors are coached by Tim Ryan, Jim Colaprico, and Jay Kraus.

The OBSL Warriors took second place in their U12 boys flight in the Ocean Tournament of Champions held on June 14 and 15. The Warriors showed their experience in fighting though soggy field conditions against both higher and lower flighted opponents to finish the year on a high note. The defense was solidly anchored by Hursh Vasant, David Abrams, Liem Nguyen, Rich Einwechter and Jonathan Breen, who had to deal with fast attackers all weekend but in the end kept the scoring against the Warriors down to four goals. Midfielders Khaled Issa, Kevin Reseter, Tony Pahumi, and the newest Warrior, Albie Ramku, played an excellent balance of offense and defense, setting up attacks and counterattacks.

Midfield wings T.J. Glynn, Mike Joilibois and Paul Schuster opened up the opponents’ defense through wide play and strong crossing efforts. Forwards Dan Albrecht, Daniel DiLeonardo and Colton Gerdon constantly attacked, pressured the opposing defense and created many scoring opportunities. Goalkeeper Philip DiMauro had a solid tournament, with many saves and starting numerous counterattacks, including several game savers in the final and deciding game.

East Brunswick’s Dan Lanzano, a star pitcher for the baseball team, has accepted a full scholarship to Wagner College, Staten Island, N.Y. This past year, Lanzano was 7-1 with a 2.10 ERA for the GMC finalist Bears.