The Sant Bani soccer team treated the homecoming crowd to a 5-2 victory over the Dublin JV team Saturday afternoon, extending the Sant Bani unbeaten streak to 4 games. Sant Bani co-captains Harrison Evans and Javin deMello-Folsom teamed up in the 28th minute to provide the only score in the first half. Things opened up a bit in the second half with Sant Bani's Mohamed Sapry scoring a pair of goals, the second coming off a great pass from freshman Dietrich Mahlstedt. Dublin's Harrison Glaude provided some offensive punch of his own, matching Sapry's two second half goals. Sant Bani put the game out of reach with additional goals from junior Zhenglin Yu and Evans' second of the day.
With a little breathing room, Sant Bani coach Todd Schongalla was able to put some of his younger players on the field and was "excited to see how well they performed." Ninth grader Lindsey Tarbin's hard work during the offseason "is paying huge dividends," and Ellen Lockwood and Justine Pitman's tenacious defense helped keep the Dublin attack off balance. "These kids are stepping up in a big way and it couldn't come at a better time, with three games scheduled this week, all against formidable opponents." After a day off, Sant Bani was scheduled to face Cardigan Mountain varsity at home on Monday; Wednesday is a rematch at New Hampton and Friday ends the week with a trip to Proctor Academy.