Patriots score 3-0 victory over Sir Bills

JOHNSTOWN – Broadalbin-Perth used a quick start to post a 3-0 win over Johnstown in a Foothills Council boys soccer contest Thursday at Johnstown High School.

The Patriots scored twice in the first four minutes and outshot the Sir Bills 12-1 in the opening half.

“They jumped on us early. That was a bad four-minute stretch for us,” Johnstown coach Mike Hill said. “They’re [Broadalbin-Perth] a good team.”

Connor Monks opened the scoring for

B-P on an assist from Brandon Rafferty just three minutes into the game.

Just over a minute later, Francesco Mastrocinque scored on an assist from Claudio Mastrocinque to make it 2-0.

“We played a patient game of soccer tonight,” Broadalbin-Perth coach Brian Henry said. “We got to work on some things and got out of here with a 3-0 win.”

Justin Marek closed out the first-half scoring on an assist from Francesco Mastrocinque with 23 minutes remaining in the first half.

In the second half, Johnstown kept the Patriots off the board despite B-P controlling the majority of the possession.

“We did well possessing the ball tonight,” Henry said. “We wanted to knock the ball around and wait for our opportunities. We had some guys nicked up, so we were able to get a lot of guys some minutes.”

Devin Page made three saves to earn his sixth shutout of the season in goal for B-P, which has allowed just two goals in seven games this season.

Andrew Camarra finished with eight saves for Johnstown.

Broadalbin-Perth (6-1-0 overall, 5-1-0 Foothills) will travel to Queensbury (6-1-0 overall, 4-1-0 Foothills) on Monday for a 4:30 p.m. game. Johnstown (1-6-1 overall, 1-5-0 Foothills) will host Scotia-Glenville on Monday at 4:30 p.m.

“We’re playing with guts and hustle,” Hill said. “I’m proud of the kids. They come to play and that’s all I can ask for.”

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