Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wolverines Take Navy Prep 6-1

In a game that provided a bit of redemption for last years lopsided loss, the 2009 Bridgton Academy soccer team traveled to Newport Rhode Island to take on Navy Prep in a game that went heavily in Bridgton's favor 6-1.

Rob Palumbo (Kingston, NH) had his second hat trick of the season, book marking the game with the first goal and last goal of the day. His first score came in the 6th minute off freekick assist from Omar Khartabil (Hampstead, NH) who caught the Navy keeper off gaurd. A short bit later Omar scored an unassisted goal in the 18th minute. Navy Prep put a ball in the back of the net in the 27th minute and the game went into half time 2-1.

Coming out of the half Rob Palumbo put Bridgton up 3-1 with a shot off a Dillon Flynn (Chapel Hill, NC) assist in the 58th minute. Less than five minutes later Khartabil put another shot in net, unassisted, in the 63rd minute. Less than ten minutes later Ronaldo Vieira (Framingham, MA) put a ball on Ethan Martin's (South Burlington, VT) foot which he put into the back of the net to put the game comfortably out of reach. Palumbo, however, wasn't done and again was the recipient of a nicely place ball by Vieira to finish the game 6-1 and with his second hat trick of the season.

Speaking about the game Coach Mellon said, "It was everything I expected it to be, having played them last year. A very physical game, which the refs lost control of early on. I am glad to be on the winning side this year."

Bridgton travels next to Milton Academy on September 23rd.

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