Friday, November 27, 2009
Boys soccer team are state champs
State Champions! That’s what the CCHS Men’s Soccer Team became for the second time in recent history. After beating Sandwich 1-0 last Thursday, the team prevailed again, over Palmer, in the State Championship game on Sunday. Carlisle resident Will Toczylowski scored the winning goal in the 69th minute to lift the Patriots to their second state title in four years.
Since losing their last regular season game, 1-0, against Lincoln-Sudbury, the Patriots went 6-0 in the postseason, allowing only one goal and giving them a 17-3-3 record overall. The team finished the year on a roll, which is the same way they kicked off the season. After winning their first two games 3-0, the Patriots played five more games before picking up a loss.
This great season is in part due to their stellar Carlisle goalkeepers Cam McGrory and Dylan Benkley. McGrory, named a DCL All-Star, started all 23 games and racked up 12 shutouts, while only allowing 12 goals. In addition to the Carlisle goalies, Carlisle resident Bennet Simonton also helped out on defense. While the Patriots scored 42 goals this season, they only let in 13. Of these astounding 42 goals, seven were scored by Carlisle residents. Midfielder Will Toczylowski racked up five, with one assist, and forward Griffin Creighton totaled two, with three assists. Thanks in part to these Carlisle players, the Patriots were only shut out twice this season.
The varsity team is full of Carlisle stars and there are more on their way, currently playing for the junior varsity and freshmen teams. The future looks bright for the Patriots. We will be looking for them to repeat their 2006 and 2009 All-State championship feats in the years to come. ∆
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