BOYS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Hubbard stays undefeated with 2-0 win over Mooney

Tom Angelo and Justin Daly each scored for the No. 4-ranked Eagles, as they posted their 14th victory.
HUBBARD -- Cardinal Mooney High and Hubbard both have highly-ranked boys soccer programs, so it wasn't surprising that their match Tuesday was well-played.
Hubbard junior Tom Angelo finally broke through with a goal in the game's 59th minute. Then, with 6:30 remaining, Justin Daly scored as the Eagles prevailed 2-0 over the visiting Cardinals.
"This was a great match-up and a very big win for us as we executed our game plan to a 'T'," said Hubbard coach Rodney Lehman. "We wanted to take their play-maker [Alex Simon] out of the game and Anthony Palestro did a job marking him all night long."
No. 2: Mooney (11-3) entered the game ranked second in the coaches Division III state poll, and Hubbard (14-0-2) was ranked fourth in Div. II.
"I saw the cross pass coming over everybody's head and I was in the right place at the right time to make the shot," said Angelo of his goal.
Daly's goal, his 35th of the season, was set by a slap pass by Chris Styn.
"I ran as hard as I could to beat their defender and took the pass from Chris Styn in the box and scored," Daly said.
Hubbard captain Justin Hayek had nine saves and 12 stops for his fifth shutout of the season.
Defense: Mooney junior Mike Hernan had five takeaways and Stelio Frangopolous made several nice blocks. Keeper Tim Reigrut had 10 saves and 14 stops.
Hubbard's senior captains, A.J. Giancola and Matt Tringhese, were defensive standouts along with junior Nathan Cesene.
"I went after everything that came at me," Cesene said.
Giancola added, "Our defense did the job as we kept Simon out of things and slowed [Kiki] Willis down."
Mooney coach Len Krispinsky took the defeat in stride.
"They beat us to a lot of balls with hustle and at the end we had a lot of opportunities, but we just couldn't capitalize on them," he said.
Hubbard sweeper Tringhese was pleased with the Eagles' effort.
"Mooney is a great team, but this was our game to win," he said.