Soccer starts the new year with shut out of Mountain Ridge

Broncos sitting at 11-4 through January 19

By Alex Stanley ’12

Photo by Andrew Ahearne ’11 - Brian Hines ’10 uses his head to make the play in a game against Centennial Jan. 12.

The Brophy soccer team is off to a quick start in 2010 with a 5-0 win over Mountain Ridge on Jan. 5.

Their next game of the month was a 1-0 win against the Centennial Coyotes Jan. 12.

Brophy Soccer coach Mr. Marc Kelly ’87 used the opportunity to test a new lineup.

In the 56th minute of action, Sean Ayers ’11 found the back of the net to win momentum and the game for the Broncos.

Next the Broncos played Trevor G. Browne High School on Jan. 14. They shut out the Bruins 3-0.

These all add up to their winning record of 11 wins and four losses, with three goals scored by Brophy for every goal scored against them, according to the team’s Web site.

Senior striker Brian Hines ’10 is leading the team in goals and assists with five goals and three assists. Taylor Ahrensdorf ’10 trails close behind him with four goals and two assists.

Senior goalkeeper Patrick Poblete ’10 and his junior counterpart Kylen Schmidt ’11 have kept opposing strikers harried, allowing only 10 goals in 15 games.

The team will face tough challenges later in the month with games against Desert Vista on Jan. 22 and Mesa on Jan. 29.