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Broncos score early goal, hang on to beat Tolleson

Brophy 1
Tolleson 0

By Nick May ’13

Riggs Lennon ’13 scored in the fifth minute against Tolleson, which would be the only point of the match and seal a 1-0 Brophy win.

The goal came after Justice Kelly ’13 headed a corner by Ryan Grotjohn ’13 to the feet of Lennon.

“It’s always great to score for the team. It always feels good,” Lennon said.

After 15 minutes of constant pressure, Tolleson was finally able to break down the line and win a corner after a defensive clearance.

The rest of the half was a constant change of possession with both teams struggling to keep possession of the ball for extended periods of time.

The next best chance for the Broncos was a chip by Grotjohn to Lennon,  who shot the ball from 10 yards but it dragged across the goal and out of bounds for a goal kick.

The half ended 1-0.

The second half began with Lennon running past two defenders and taking a hard angled shot that troubled the keeper and caused him to palm the ball up and into the crossbar.

The ball bounced out and was subsequently cleared by Tolleson.

The end of the game saw physical play by both teams with Cesar Alcantara ’13 and Lennon both picking up late yellow cards.

“One of those yellows was to help slow the game down and the other one probably could’ve been avoided but these things happen,” Mr. Noah Lewkowitz ’98 said.

Brophy’s defense proved too much for Tolleson and the Broncos held on to a hard fought 1-0 victory

“I thought we possessed the ball well but I think we lacked some consistency and crispness in the final third in terms of finishing. The game got physical towards the end and I thought we held on to the game well. I was pretty happy with the game,” Lewkowitz said.

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