WALPOLE – With its first likelihood on the Div. 1 boys soccer title, Concord-Carlisle received an early lead and by no means seemed again at Walpole High on Saturday night time.
The top-seeded Patriots received a tally in every half to say their first Div. 1 title and sixth total as they gained 2-0 over No. 2 Needham.
“It feels amazing,” stated coach Ray Pavlik about Concord-Carlisle’s first title since successful the Div. 2 title in 2017. “These guys played their hearts out tonight. We knew it was going to be a really tough match. … I’m so proud of these guys that have come so far each year.”
Concord-Carlisle (20-0-1) made fast work as senior captain Brady Poor discovered senior captain Sean Fernandez-Davila for a header within the seventh minute because the Patriots took the 1-0 lead.
“(Needham) came out hot and we knew we had to make them respect us going forward, otherwise they would keep pushing guys,” Pavlik stated concerning the significance of that early purpose. “I think our forwards did a wonderful job of being dangerous. Both teams had a bunch of chances.”
For the remainder of the half, the groups performed evenly as Needham’s Max Edwards hit a crossbar. Concord-Carlisle led the photographs benefit 6-4 within the first half.
In the 67th minute, Poor received an opportunity at a free kick from about 20 yards out and was in a position to get it inside the online for a 2-0 benefit for the Patriots.
“It’s not explainable,” stated Poor about successful the state title. “It’s awesome and it’s amazing.”
Needham (18-3-2) bumped up the strain over the ultimate 13 minutes, however was unable to get a shot previous senior captain Ben Wasserman.
“Ben’s amazing,” Pavlik stated about his goalie. “He’s not loud and he’s understated out there, but he’s just so solid in net. He doesn’t make mistakes and is always there when you need him.”
Wasserman made 5 saves on the night time, however Needham’s offensive strain almost led to a number of objectives as photographs have been fired over crossbars in addition to extensive of the online on a number of events.