Sant Bani soccer team starts season with 9-2 win

The 2013 Sant Bani soccer team had an impressive start to their season Saturday, outscoring the Holderness JVII team at home, 9-2. Led by senior co-captain Harrison Evans, the goals came in rapid succession and by the half, four Sant Bani players had contributed to the 7-0 lead. It took only 8 minutes before Evans put his team on the board, followed by unanswered goals from fellow seniors Javin de Mello-Folsom and Caio Thielen, with junior Mohamed Sapry scoring his first of the season just before the half.

With a sizeable lead to work with, Sant Bani coach Todd Schongalla was able to give some of his younger players significant minutes in the second half. "We're going to need those younger players to step up as the season wears on and they played well for us today," Schongalla said after the game. Holderness was not about to go home empty handed, matching Sant Bani goal-for-goal in the second half, scoring twice in the 11th and 23rd minute. Sant Bani junior Ander TreviƱo Aizpurua netted his second of the afternoon shortly thereafter, at which point the defense took over and held Holderness to just the two goals.

Sant Bani faces New Hampton's JVA team at home on Monday.