Game Summaries & Headlines.
Hayes Varsity Soccer Season Opener - Hayes 2 - St. Raymond 2
By Coach Manuel Paulino
Hayes took a trip to St. Raymond for their opening game of the season. It was a very competitive game as both teams had their spell of good soccer.
Hayes took the lead before half when Sophomore, Eddie Vera, picked up a rebound from a free kick and passed it to Senior, Saul Leal for an easy tap-in goal.
The second half started with Hayes dominating the game and setting up the tempo. Rays earned a penalty, and converted 10 minutes into the second half. Hayes continue their dominance and shortly after took the lead once again after Senior, Saul Leal, gave a wonderful pass over the defense that reached Sophomore, Elioth Tapia. Utilizing his high level of technicality, Tapia curled the ball into the second post for a great finish.
Rays equalized 13 minutes before the end of the game from a set-piece. The Hayes spirit remained vivid as the players kept battling to take the lead for a third time but ran out of time.
The Hayes Varsity Soccer team will travel Monday to Staten Island to play Moore Catholic for their second game of the season. Kickoff is schedule to be at 4:00 PM.
-Saul Leal (Sr): 1 Goal 1 Assist
-Eddie Vera (So) 1 Assist
-Elioth Tapia(So) 1 Goal