By Kevin Eickman
It was a tough week for the Milford boys’ soccer team. Tuesday’s victory at Sussex Central had an impact as Milford hosted Sussex Tech on Thursday. In the game at Central, junior Peterson Mondelus scored the first of his two goals at the six minute mark of the first half. Mondelus would double his effort, as he deposited the ball in the net at the 34 minute mark.
Central would get back into the game, as sophomore Brandon Sorto would score the lone Central goal at the 46 minute mark. Milford would not let the Golden Knights back in the game however, as senior Evan Becker turned back eight shots. The Buccaneers would close out the scoring as Giovani Mariano would tally a goal in the 70th minute, to provide Milford with the final score of 3-1.
Milford would face difficulty in the second half however, as the Buccaneers saw seniors Carlos Hernandez and Eric Mariano-Nava receive red cards. The red cards didn’t end with the players either, as coach Ken Outten received one as well.
With Outten forced to miss the following game due to his red card, Ed Evans was calling the shots, as Milford hosted Sussex Tech on Thursday night. Falling behind early Milford faced a 2-1 deficit as the teams started the second half. While the Bucs would have several chances to equalize, they failed to get back on even terms with the visiting Ravens. “We started very slowly tonight, we seemed to lack the drive we needed at the start of the game,” commented Evans. “Our guys really turned it on towards the end of the game, if we would have played with that type of energy the whole game, the result might have been different.”
Milford would see their record on the year fall to 3-4 on Saturday, as they traveled to Cape Henlopen to battle the Vikings. Cape was solid on defense and opportunistic on offense as they defeated the Buccaneers by a score of 2-0. The Buccaneers will try to right the ship this week, as they will host Dover on Tuesday and Delmar on Thursday. Both contests start at 7 pm.