For one half, it was your typical closely contested Calvert Hall/Archbishop Curley soccer game. Playing before approximately 1,000 people under temporary lights at Paul Angleo Russo Stadium, the host Cardinals changed that with four second half tallies as they pulled away for a 5-0 rout of the Friars.
Zach Wenger staked Calvert Hall to its first half advantage with a goal at 15:31. In the second half, the Cardinals exploded for three scores in nine minutes and added the final score with just under 16 minutes to go.
Mike Dunbar started the spree with a goal at 29:20. Joannis Sariolglou made it 3-0 with a goal at 24:30 and Connor Walsh scored at 21:28. Brayan Ruiz then rounded out the evening with a goal at 15:49.
The game helped Calvert Hall avenge a 1-0 loss at Curley, earlier this season, and Coach Andy Moore had a simple explanation for his team’s effort.
“When you work as hard as we do, good things happen,” said Moore.
This was the second ever night soccer game at Calvert Hall. Last November, the Cardinals brought in portable lights for a playoff match with Mount St. Joseph. The lights will remain in place for tomorrow night’s massive football battle between Calvert Hall and Gilman.
With the victory, the Cardinals are now 5-3-1 overall and 4-3-1 in the MIAA A Conference, where they are tied for third with Mount St. Joseph. St. Joe (7-3-1, 4-3-1) lost to McDonogh (12-1-0, 6-0-0), 3-0, on Thursday.
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