“It was a tale of two halves,” coach Fred Roman said of the game.
And he was right. After both teams went scoreless in the first half, East Fairmont’s Colin Harvath drilled a shot past Byrd’s keeper just six minutes in.
“I just told them two words at the half: ‘Do better,’” Roman said. “And that’s what they did.”
It wouldn’t take long, though, for the Bees’ next goal as Logan Cerullo knocked in a highly contested shot to make it 2-0. Just five minutes later, Harvath struck again as he bounced one over the goalkeeper’s head to bring the score to 3-0 with 22:00 left on the clock.
“They were frustrating us a bit, but our conditioning paid off,” said Roman. “Once we get a goal, we just smell the next one.”
All the Bees would need to do is maintain and coast to victory, and that’s what they did after adding a goal from freshman Joel Rogers to bring the final score to 4-0.
The two teams will host Oak Glen on Saturday with the girls at 11 a.m. and the boys at 1 p.m.
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