By Emily Brennan
The Mystic Valley Regional Charter School boys’ soccer team scored the first four goals of the game en route to a 5-1 victory over Neighborhood House Charter School on Tuesday afternoon. In the early stages of the first half, senior Adam Elbadaoui got the scoring going with his fourth tally of the season in the 12th minute. In the 15th minute, Elbadoui put home his second goal of the game off a feed from eighth-grader Christian Saad. The Eagles carried the momentum to put another goal on the board less than two minutes later when senior Ayoub Lamallem finished a beautiful cross by Saad for the 3-0 lead. Junior Damien Regis then set up freshman teammate Wesley Rosell just moments later, for his first goal of the year and a 4-0 Mystic Valley lead heading into the halftime break.
In the early stages of the second frame, Neighborhood House was awarded a penalty kick for their best scoring opportunity of the contest. Mystic Valley sophomore goalie Cam Martins made the save. In the 14th minute, Regis set up Elbadoui with another scoring chance that he finished into the back of the net for a hat trick and a 5-0 lead. Neighborhood House took advantage of the Eagles burnt out defense to score the Legends’ first goal of the match in the 21st minute. Martins continued his good form for the remainder of the game to keep the score at 5-1 in favor of Mystic Valley.
Mystic Valley will resume play on Tuesday at home against Shawsheen Valley Tech with a 4:15 p.m. start.