It was a successful weekend for the Archbishop Spalding and Old Mill boys soccer teams as they each went 1-0-1 in the 1st Cavalier Invitational, hosted by Spalding this weekend.
On Friday, the Cavs defeated No. 13 Fallston, 3-1, and they played to a scoreless draw with Old Mill on Saturday in the championship game.
David Boretti had a goal and an assist in the victory over Fallston, while John Sturgis and Eric Palasik also scored goals, while Matt Bishop and Alex Critzos each had an assist.
Fallston’s goal was netted by Chris Lievendag, with an assist from Matt Armacost.
“It was a very even match between two very hard working teams,” said Spalding coach John Coppola. “We were able to capitalize on opportunities in the first half and take a 2-0 lead.”
Old Mill defeated Eleanor Roosevelt, 4-1, in Friday’s other opening round game, but after combining for seven goals in their openers, neither the Patriots or Cavaliers could dent the nets in the final.
Spalding did come close in the second half, when Critzos headed home an apparent goal, but it was disallowed for offsides. Boretti and Will Grace of Spalding, as well as Ryan Milligan of Old Mill all played excellent games in the midfield.