By: Tyler Danburg
What has weighed down the Fairview Boys later in this year’s successful soccer season is the slow start. Head Coach Roger Brooks has acknowledged that it takes the Warriors to get going anywhere from five to thirty minutes of the game. Overall, it was a slow first half for the PAC Champions Fairview as the Warriors and Dukes went to halftime in a tie.
“Coming into the game, this was going to be just another conference game,” Sr. Captain Ryan Starks said. But at halftime, reality checked in as both teams were tied; it would soon become a test.
Fairview became electric in the second half, turning it up to eleven very quickly, as Fairview finally drifted away from the Dukes, who were playing an elegant defensive game with the aid of Goalie Jr. Marcus Del Campo, on a strike from Fairview Jr. Felipe Medina on a redirect from Jr. Tyler Gut’s shot from the penalty box’s top.
Mauricio Huerta followed on a one-touch volley, connecting with Huerta was good-friend Felipe Medina, who of which sent a glistening ball from the forty-five yard line for Huerta to somehow drop it past Del Campo. Following Huerta up was Fr. David Nemeth who, from the top box, cleanly put a shot into the back of the net for his first career goal at Fairview High.
Down five players due to injuries, Fairview was able to overcome a slow start to blow past Wellington 3-0 with good offense play as of late and another clean sheet posted by goalie duo Jr. Dom Donofrio and So. Tyler Danburg. But with a huge rest of the week versus Brookside and #1 in the state Bay Village, the Warriors will have to must not wait for the doors to open sooner or later.