A case of Deja vu? You might call it that.
Visiting Poughkeepsie High School on Thursday, the Franklin D. Roosevelt boys soccer team beat the Pioneers on the road, 6-0. Twenty-four hours earlier, it beat Poughkeepsie by the same score at home.
“It was very similar,” said Roosevelt coach Brandon Opitz, whose Presidents improved to 6-4 with the win. “It took us a little bit to get going, then we kind of just unlocked the offense.”
The Presidents all but proved Thursday’s win was extremely comparable to Wednesday’s victory. Ethan Hart scored three goals Thursday, matching his goal total from Wednesday.
“He’s had a few breakaways,” Opitz said of Hart. “He’s been able to put the ball in the back of the net.”
Jair Cruz, Bethuel Yebouet and Christian Santiago scored a goal apiece. Cruz, Zack Schiffer and Brandon Gracias each had an assist.
Ryan Diehl made six saves for the Presidents.
“Ryan did outstanding,” Opitz added. “Poughkeepsie had a few good shots on him, but he was just there.”
Jose Martinez had five saves before coach Daniel Gil said he was “cleated.” He gave way to backup Raul Lopez-Martinez, who made four saves.
“It was a good game, unfortunately my defense is just allowing too many counters,” said Gil, whose Pioneers fell to 3-7. “We had our chances, but just couldn’t finish.”
Poughkeepsie visits Wallkill Tuesday while Roosevelt hosts Highland at 6 p.m. Tuesday for its senior night.
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