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Cavaliers pull away from Middlesex

In previous seasons, King William's boys soccer teams have seen Middlesex as an easy win.

Not so this year. The Cavaliers had to find a way to win March 27 after giving up a second half goal to the visiting Chargers.

"You have to hand it to Middlesex, they have really built a program over there," Cavaliers coach Chris Harris said. "I am so proud of this team because they really kept working, and was able to get a win."

The Cavaliers took a 1-0 lead when Jeremy Vergara fought through two defenders for a first half score. The opportunities kept coming for the Cavaliers in the first half. The goals, however, did not.

"I thought we played well in the first half, but we just couldn't get it going and play King William soccer," Harris said. "In the second half, they really out-played us, but we were able to get the victory."

Middlesex tied the score 1-1 early in the second half stunning the large King William crowd.

A few minutes later, Vergara rose to the opportunity again, scoring the second of the Cavliers' goals.

"We are a young team that still is coming together, but our defense won the game for us tonight, especially Sedrick (Jennings) and William Butler," Harris said. "They gave us the opportunity to win by constantly clearing away their rushes."

The last 14:28 of the game was scoreless, as the Cavaliers hung on for the victory.

"I thought we played much better the other night against Washington & Lee," the Cavaliers coach said. "We just couldn't get it going tonight, but a win is a win and I will take it."

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