Matos, Benson save sluggish Wizards

Chugging along like a downhill rolling train, the (5-0-1) Wizards next station stop pitted them against the talented but struggling (0-6) Knights to close out week five of the JCC of Bayonne Jr. Division Indoor Soccer program. Not intimidated by the Wizards’ league leading offense and defense, the Knights gave the Wizards all they could handle as Nathan Caballero, Louai Asouti, Vedant Gopalan, and Alina Danelyants joined forces to hold the Wizards’ scoreless while Aviv Talmor and Amir Asouti battered the Wizards for nine shots on net in the first fifteen minutes. Like a champion prize fighter, the Wizards finally got off the ropes to land the games first big blow as Amy Gabreal scored off an assist by Christian Benson. Finding themselves once gain backed into a corner, the Wizards got a “lucky” break as David Matos slipped in an unassisted goal making it 2-0, Wizards. Hoping to pull away from the tenacious Knights, the Wizards got a big stop by Anthony Baez at net setup a fast break leading to Ereny Gabreal sailing a pin point pass to Christian Benson who nailed his league leading 16th goal to seal the Wizards’ 3-0 victory.

Week 5 Jr. Division
Offensive Player of the Week
: David Matos – Wizards
Defensive Player of the Week: David Matos – Wizards
Teamwork/Leadership Player of the Week: Nathan Caballero – Knights