Boys Soccer Blanks Milton 4-0


The junior Captain of the Rebels fends off a Milton player. (Photo/Aidan Lancaster)

Aidan Lancaster


The junior Captain of the Rebels fends off a Milton player. (Photo/Aidan Lancaster)


The boys soccer team continue to do extremely well this season defeating Milton last Thursday by a score of 4-0 to bring their record to 4-0-2.  Senior Conor Murtagh’s extraordinary year continues adding to his scoring total, and the defense once again shuts out their opponent.

There was no shortage of scoring as four different players registered a goal.  The Rebels started off the gams as they usually do by scoring within the first 15 minutes.  Senior Captain Tim Sullivan took the ball the length of the field scoring an unassisted goal.  Shortly after the Rebels had what looked to be another Murtagh goal, the goal was called back after a controversial offside call.  Nonetheless, the Rebels were able to overcome the call by stellar defense.  Senior goalkeeper Giorgio Sarkis commanded the defense like an orchestra, positioning players around the field.  Once again, captains Nolan Murray and Matt Lavanchy were a brick wall only allowing two shots on net.  Milton went into the half clinging on to a one goal deficit, but in the second half the Rebels showed they were vastly superior to Milton.  The scoring picked up in the second half as the Rebel strikers outhustled and outplayed Milton’s defense.  Early in the second half senior Kyle Bradbury scored his first goal of the year.  Shortly after, senior superstar Conor Murtagh redeemed himself of his prior offside call by scoring a 67 minute goal.  With a comfortable 3-0 lead, sophomore Morris Young scored his first goal of the year putting the game out of reach and guaranteeing a win for the Rebels.

Murtagh’s continued excellence was no surprise; however, Bradbury and Young’s first goals were a good sign.  “It was a great feeling scoring my first varsity goal,” said Young.  “It is good for one of our talented young guys to get some good varsity minutes – and on top of that a goal” says Murray.  Also, after a sluggish start Kyle Bradbury seems to be back on the ball by scoring his first goal of the season.  At this pace, the Rebels are looking at a post season run as well as for young players to get in on real game situations.

The Rebels are now ranked #12 on and have an easy schedule ahead of them as they face Dedham and Norwood.  However, Norwood being the Rebels rivals is a game not to be overlooked.  The Mustangs will be trying to dethrone the Rebels.  Murtagh will try to keep its terrific season alive and defenders Murray and Lavanchy hope to maintain their iron wall.