Blue Wave Boys Storm Back To Defeat St. Francis Waverunner Correspondent: Thomas Arteaga
It was a chilly night at St. Francis on Wednesday. The temperature dipped lower as the game went on. Just as the hopes of the Wolves (1-9-1), who squandered a 1-0 lead late in the first half. The Blue Wave (5-4) managed to score at the end of the first half, early in the second half and received help from St. Francis as they committed an own goal to run away with a 3-1 victory.
It was a tough start for the Blue Wave. They were called offside on numerous chances that would have produced a goal. When they weren’t offside and attacking, the Wolves defense held their own during the entire first half.
The same was true for the Blue Wave defensively, as that unit stayed strong despite losing junior defender Danny Clark who tore his ACL and is out for the rest of the season.
The Blue Wave managed to score in the final minute of the first half, thanks in part to a foul on sophomore striker Nicholas Collada in the penalty box. Collada fooled the goalkeeper, and brought the game into a situation where the Blue Wave can take advantage.
The start of the second half was strong, which included a goal by sophomore forward Osei Richins. After that goal, the Blue Wave kept the game on the Wolves half for the rest of the night.
That proved to be a pivotal part of the game, as St. Francis ended up scoring an own goal in the 66th minute, increasing the Blue Wave lead to two against the Wolves who had nothing going offensively in the second half.
Two yellow cards towards the end for St. Francis proved to be end of a possible comeback for a team that has struggled in the first half of their season.