Cardinal’s young soccer team has a lot of growing to do but the Huskies took major strides in Thursday’s 7-0 win over Lawrence Academy.
Eric Scott and Dom DeCaro both scored a pair of goals and Zane Drebus, Connor Sodee and Justin Baker each scored one goal in the win.
“We played OK,” said Cardinal coach Mike Topalian. “We hustled but we have a long, long way to go to get back to last year.”
Cardinal’s offense showed signs of maturing.
“They passed the ball around better on the offensive end,” Topalian said. “They’re starting to understand spacing and movement a little bit. After a month and a half of frustrating practices, it was nice to see them enjoying playing.”
Austin Miller recorded two saves in goal as his defense also showed improvement.
“They never really threatened,” Topalian said of Lawrence. “They missed one breakaway wide right. They fullbacks are trying to learn shape and communication. They did hustle and beat Lawrence to lots of balls.