Patriots Soccer Club rolls past Titans in 9-0 blowout

Patriots David Martinez pressuring the defense. (Craig Curtis)
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The Independence High School Soccer team just dominated the Titans from Hopewell in a recent home game on the hill.

Patriots Van Hu matriculating ball downfield. (Ed Berti)

The Patriots are 2-1-1 in the young season and they are showing a lot of promise to have a solid autumn campaign.  In the early going in the match the rout was beginning to emerge.  At the 4th minute into the game Chase Davis scored his first goal.  Then in the 8th minute goal scoring machine Cvan Than would score is first of three goals in the match blasting a rocket passed the goaltender.   At the 13th minute Van Hu would score to give the Patriots a 3-0 lead.

Patriots Nolian Thang in action. (Craig Curtis)

The domination would continue when Cvan Than would score his second goal at the 27th minute for a 4-0 advantage.  The first half would end with the same score on the scoreboard clock.

Cvan Than in action. (Craig Curtis)

In the second half the Patriots continued to apply pressure by attacking constantly.  David Martinez would score at the 42nd minute, Chase Davis would get his second goal at the 53rd minute, Cvan Than would get the “hat trick” at the 56th minute, Dino Silva would score at the 57th minute and finally Nolian Thang at the 60th minute for the 9-0 rout.

Head Coach Tyler Gibson was very proud of how his team played and how they rebounded from a difficult 4-3 loss to Marvin Ridge.  “This was a game we should have, could have won and we let it get away from us,” said Gibson.

Soccer action at Independence. (Ed Berti)

Meanwhile,  Patriots senior goalkeeper Adam Ali had a clean sheet and a few saves on the night where he did not receive a great deal of pressure.  Independence controlled the time of possession and certainly made the most of every opportunity.

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Ed Berti
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