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J-D soccer sides stay hot; ESM struggles

— ESM had to come from behind to forge a 2-2 draw with Fowler. Jean Paul Mboyo’s pair of goals left the Spartans down 2-0 at the break, but Esad Tihic and Alem Hozo converted in the late going to draw even. Casey Sullivan had eight saves, the same total as Falcons keeper Elijah Kumeh.

Now the Spartans hosted CBA on Friday night, and took a 2-0 loss to the Brothers. Sullivan had eight saves, only slipping in the first half when Manny Collins and Pat Pierret scored for CBA. Try as it could, ESM could not get anything past CBA goalie Kevin Bailey, who also had eight saves.

This followed J-D’s 8-0 shutout of Mexico on Thursday. Making it six wins in a row, the Rams blazed to a 7-0 lead by halftime as it saw Martinez and Andrew Lee each find the net twice. Mulvihill, Fazio, Dan Canfield and Noel Williams also scored, with Lukow getting two assists and Anthony Epifani adding an assist, too.

Playing again on Saturday, J-D beat Cortland 5-2, mainly because it bolted out to a 3-0 first-half lead before the Purple Tigers’ offense could settle in.

The Rams, who improved to 7-0 on the season, showed terrific balance against Cortland as five different players – Lukow, Martinez, Fazio, Williams and John Maroney – managed the five goals. Epifani and Luca Pelligra earned assists.

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