Boys soccer defeats Rutherford in close battle


Photo Credit: Simon Toffell

Nick Rogers carries the ball down the field. Rogers scored the game tying goal in the second half. Glen Rock prevailed 4-3.

by Spencer LaVine, Staff Writer

Glen Rock improves to 3-0 after a close victory against Rutherford.

The game was delayed 30 minutes due to inclement weather, but the scoring did not get off to a slow start. Rutherford scored an early goal, but Glen Rock replied with a penalty kick by Nick Rogers to even the score.

Rutherford scored with 7 seconds left in the half to take the lead 2-1. The second half remained a defensive battle until halfway through when Ben Zakowski tied the game at 2 after a beautiful move in the box to put the ball past the keeper. Rutherford, however, did not falter, and scored again to go ahead by 1.

Glen Rock persevered with both a goal by Nick Rogers from the left wing and a late header by John Corry, which secured the win for Glen Rock. The final score was 4-3.

Team captain Justin Kochman said that he’s looking for the team to advance far in the “State chip, county quarter-final run, league championship.”

He said that the team will “have a lot of fun together”