Boys Varsity Soccer Continues Dominate Season, Defeating Plymouth South


Cam Cyr

The team rushes in excitement to senior Miguel Villacieros after scoring his first goal of the season.

Cam Cyr, Contributing Writer

On a cool Wednesday afternoon, the Hingham Harbormen boys’ varsity soccer team took the field against the Plymouth South Panthers at 4pm. A combination of Hingham’s staunch defense and explosive offense allowed for an early 5-0 lead after the first half. Contributions from junior Cole Sampson, who scored 3 goals in the first half, junior Aidan Brazel (1 goal), and senior Brian Dalimonte (1 goal) fueled the team’s energy. 

After being asked about the impacts of the juniors on the team after the game, senior Tim McKay emphasized Cole Sampson’s work ethic. Along with Sampson, Mckay stated that, “Jack Murtagh, Adian Brazel, and Griffin Coppola have been putting in work for us all season.” Although Murtagh and Coppola didn’t score, their passing and explosiveness displayed their effectiveness on the team. Mckay believes after the current seniors leave, the team will continue their recent success.

Captain Brian Odell’s efforts also cannot be ignored, as his outstanding vision on the field and understanding of the game contributed to the victory. The pressures of being a captain often get in the way of great performances, but Odell has continued to succeed due to the recognition of flaws in his game; as he states, “One thing I’m working on improving right now is my attitude. I tend to be very serious and intense, and sometimes that translates to frustration and negatively. I’m working on letting loose a little bit and focusing on having fun.” He also notes that captains Tetor Nghiem and Curtis Murphy have supported each other throughout the beginning of the season.  

Despite a relatively quiet game for senior goalie Jack Price, he still showed flashes of the success he has attained all season. Halfway through the second half,  backup Tim McKay entered the game, receiving a standing ovation-like response from the crowd and his teammates. Mckay exclaimed how electric it is when he enters a game, and states, “It shows how much we root for each other on this team and want to see each other succeed.”

Throughout the remainder of the game Hingham continued to score, pouring on four more goals from seniors Connor Hartman, Thomas Healey, Miguel Villacieros, and Avery Warshaw. After the stellar 9-0 performance, senior captain Brian Odell discussed his team’s current morale, affirming, “I think everyone’s pretty happy with how we’ve been playing for the past few games… although we are undefeated, we’re still very focused and know that there is more competition to come.” 

The Harbormen will take the field at home on Friday September 24th against the rival Duxbury Dragons.