Devils need help to win title

By John Bernhardt
The Margaretville boys’ soccer team has posted a help wanted sign. A 2-2 tie with Davenport last week leaves the Blue Devils needing outside help to have any chance of winning their fifth straight Delaware League Upper Division championship. With their title hopes dimming, Margaretville can’t catch Davenport without help from another Delaware League team.

The Blue Devils’ best chance for help comes today when Roxbury faces the Wildcats in Davenport. Roxbury played Davenport to a 2-2 tie in the opening round of the Stamford Mayor’s Cup before advancing in the tournament via penalty kicks. The Rockets have the tools to get the job done.

Margaretville will have their hands full even if Roxbury topples the Cats. The Blue Devils must take care of business by beating Stamford and Jefferson to have any chance of earning a tie at the top of the Upper Division. The Stamford game is a suspended game that will be picked up with Stamford in front, 1-0, six minutes before the half.

The Blue Devils carried a 2-1 lead over Davenport late into last Thursday’s game in Margaretville. With only four minutes left in the game, the Wildcats scored the equalizer when Kyle Moorby tipped in a rebound of Matt Finne’s shot. Both Davenport goals were scored in the final half, their first goal a strike by Paul Clark.

Three Margaretville seniors were involved in the Blue Devils scoring. Peter Cella and Iso Desic had goals and Ian Williams an assist.

Margaretville bounced back from their late game disappointment by burying Windham, 7-0, the following day. Ryan Sanford earned a hat trick scoring three goals with Kyle Short netting two. Desic and Ralph Falco also had goals.

Big Game for Ciaravino
Roxbury’s senior midfielder Kyle Ciaravino has a scorer’s touch on stopped ball situations. Ciaravino finessed a penalty kick and a 25-yard direct kick into the nets for first-half scores igniting the Rockets past Stamford, 4-1, last week. Ciaravino added a goal earning a hat trick during the second half.

Dan Menne gave his team a three-goal first half lead scoring only two minutes after Ciaavino’s second goal. Dakota Corona had an assist for Roxbury.
Erik Ehrhart netted the lone score for Stamford.