By Kevin Eickman
The Milford boys’ soccer team has gotten off to a fast start this season and netted two more victories this week to stretch their record to 5-0. The Buccaneers hosted Seaford on Tuesday as they came away with a 3-0 win over the visiting Blue Jays with all three goals coming in the first half.
Junior Aaron Sollie put the Bucs on the board quickly as he struck just the second minute of the game as fellow junior John Pierre provided the assist. Milford continued the assault on the visitors as junior Samuel Dominguez doubled their advantage in the 19th minute from yet another junior, Benjamin Hamilton. Closing out the scoring for Milford was senior Ander Gutierrez-Perez with an assist going to Hamilton in the 27th minute. From there the Milford defense kept the sheet clean to ensure the final score.
The second soccer win of the week was a much more challenging affair as the Bucs traveled down to Sussex Central on Thursday to put their winning streak on the line. In a defensive battle, it would be Milford that prevailed thanks primarily to the solid play of their back line, in particular center-back Luke Bogan who was stellar.
“Luke Bogan again. The junior center back was incredible against a very good Central team. He won every head ball and cleared every dangerous attack. He is certainly showing why he was and All State player as a sophomore,” stated Bucs coach Todd French.
Milford’s only goal came from the penalty spot as Dominguez struck in 57th minute. With the 1-0 victory, their fourth against D-1 competition, Milford went through the first third of the season undefeated while allowing just a single goal. Asked about the team’s quick start, French responded, “Our team is obviously excited about the great start. I know that the team has not started this well in over 15 years. Last night’s win was definitely more of a statement game for us. Our team is very young and we continue to get valuable experience.”
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