Fairfield boys bury Demons 5-1
The Trojan boys’ soccer team corrected some of the mistakes it made in its conference-opening loss to Mount Pleasant, bouncing back with a 5-1 victory over Southeast Conference rival Washington Thursday at Trojan Stadium.
The Trojans, who improved to 3-2 overall and evened their conference record to 1-1 with the win, shared the wealth with goals scored by Roan Bachar, Ben Boender, Solomon Constance and Austin Lauderman.
“We were finally able to correct some of the mistakes and chances we missed against Mount Pleasant. The defense held on and the offense did their part tonight. It’s a work in progress,” said Fairfield head coach Felisto Guezimane.
Fairfield scored first seven minutes into the game when Bachar, a senior, received a pass from Lauderman and launched a bicycle kick goal past a shell-shocked Washington defense. From there, the Trojans would hold the lead — as well as the momentum — the rest of the way.
“Roan’s goal was fantastic — on a bicycle kick!” said Guezimane.
Assisted by Bachar, Boender scored less than a minute later to push the lead to 2-0, and Solomon Constance joined in on the fun at the 22nd minute, netting a goal with a second assist by Bachar. The Trojans controlled the entire first half and entered the locker room holding a 3-0 lead.
“The team played well, especially in the first half. We were finally able to implement our passing game tonight,” said Guezimane. “Ben and Solomon finally were able to get behind those crosses from Roan on the weak side of the field.”
In the second half, Lauderman scored Fairfield’s fourth goal, and the Trojans poured salt on the wound with an own goal from a cross by Lauderman, upping their late-game lead to 5-1.
Fairfield travels to Knoxville for a non-conference game Monday.