The Amity Spartans Boys Varsity Soccer team lost its first game of the season 3-2 to the Foran Lions in Woodbridge on Wednesday.
The Lions roared onto the field in the first half with Julian Yuliawan, assisted by Cedrick Lingane scoring the first goal; Yuliawan scored again, followed by a third goal by Lingane, assisted by Justin Kassouf.
In the last 5 minutes of the first half, a long shot by junior Matthew Whitehill (9) hit the post, and a beautiful kick by senior Carl Goldblatt (7) was intercepted in the last 40 seconds when Foran Goalie Tim Orozco dove for the ball denying the Spartans their opportunity to get on the scoreboard.
The Spartans answered to the charge in the second half with Captain Dean Schwartz (10) scoring the first goal for Amity, followed by Whitehill tightening the gap to 3-2 with 17:41 left on the clock.
The battle on the field was fierce in the last 17 minutes of the game, but in spite of their best efforts Amity was never able to score a third goal that would have tied the game.
Amity outshot Foran 12-7.
The Lions Goalkeeper Orozco made 7 saves for Foran; Amity’s Captain, Griffin Volta (1) had 6 saves for the Spartans.
Records: Amity 8-1-2; Foran 2-6-1.