Rye Boys Varsity Soccer gave nada to Nanuet on Thursday, winning with snake eyes, 2-0.
“Scoring twice in the first three minutes was a great way to open the day, and while we would have liked to score once or twice more, we’re happy to be on the right side of a 2-0 decision,” said Rye Boys Varsity Soccer Coach Jared Small. “We were organized, confident on the ball, and tough–all characteristics that are great to see at the halfway mark of the season.”
Lex Cox scored 51 seconds into the match to notch his first career varsity goal after Tommy Broderick fired a shot that the Nanuet goalkeeper pushed aside. Less than two minutes later, Jonas van Beurden finished a clever through ball from Henry Field to double the Garnets’ lead.
The backline–anchored by Charlie O’Rorke, Jack Gilroy, Patrick Quinn, Nate Cosenza, and Sjef Smits–were stingy the entire day, surrendering only two shots on goal. Right wingback Tilman Oberbannscheidt made a pair of key tackles in the closing minutes to ensure that GK Kyan Cox earned his fourth clean sheet of the season. Joseph Chai also had an impact on the match, recording several shots on goal and helping generate a number of opportunities that fell just short of resulting in goals.
The team’s record now stands at 5-3. The Garnets host Ardsley on Saturday at 4:30pm (watch it).