The Hingham High Boys Soccer team continues to stay red hot.
The Hingham High Boys Soccer team continues to stay red hot. The Harbormen remain undefeated with a record of 7-0-2 as of Monday night and at last check were ranked #18 in The Boston Globe’s EMass rankings. The season seems to be flying by, as the Harbormen are now beyond the halfway point of their season, having just played six games in 11 days. The upcoming week should be a challenging one as the boys face two tough opponents on the road, undefeated Scituate on Tuesday and Silver Lake on Friday.
The team’s recent hot run included wins over Whitman Hanson, Pembroke, Nantucket, Hanover and Marshfield and a 3-3 tie with Duxbury. Head Coach Ken Carlin’s team seems to be maturing with each game, demonstrating balance and strength in all aspects of the game. The team has also proven to be a resilient team that simply won’t quit, as was demonstrated by some dramatic finishes.
In the 1-0 win over Whitman-Hanson, Gavin Erickson’s header off a perfect 30-yard pass from Liam Bevens in the waning minutes sealed the deal. Two days later Hingham dominated the play against Pembroke, a 3-0 win, with goals from Nick Lynch, Paul Forbes and James Durkin. Once again, the defensive line, a mix of experienced seniors and confident sophomores, was stellar while catching a few breaks with Pembroke shots off the post and the crossbar.
The next morning, the boys left early for Hyannis and a trip to Nantucket for a matchup with the Whalers. Playing on grass for the first time this season, 20 mph winds, and dealing with cars, a bus, a ferry, and finally another bus, the boys found themselves tied at halftime 1-1 after an early goal from Lynch. Very quickly after the half, the team fell behind 2-1 and then 3-1 with just 20 minutes to play. Demonstrating their resilience, the team received goals from Angelo Ryan and Blake Murphy, burying a penalty kick. As the time waned, Murphy, playing for the first time since recovering from a pre-season injury, netted the game winner for his second goal of the game. The boys were happy to leave the island with a 4-3 victory.
Against archrival Duxbury, the boys once again played from behind and found themselves down 3-1, with a goal from James Durkin with about 30 minutes to play. They once again dug deep to overcome the two-goal deficit with a bomb from Tetor Nghiem and then Erickson netted the tying goal. Having Murphy back again paid dividends as he created constant offensive pressure while midfielders Ryan, Matt Ahern and Will Fetsko disrupted Duxbury at midfield and controlled midfield play as they have consistently done. Unfortunately, despite unrelenting pressure through the final whistle the boys could not come back two games in a row and ended up with the tie.
The boys wrapped up their whirlwind stretch with 4-1 and 3-1 wins over Hanover and Marshfield, with continued strong play by keeper Trent Hesselman, and scoring punch from Lynch and Durkin, each with multiple goals, and Forbes as well.
The boys would like to thank the Hingham community for their support at this past weekend’s car wash to help fund the HHS boys soccer program. And, finally, the boys and girls soccer teams encourage and welcome your support on Friday, Oct. 4th when the boys and girls soccer programs will honor the memory of Maddie McCoy and raise money for the Maddie’s Promise Foundation when they take on Plymouth South in a doubleheader at HHS.