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Greenwich downs FCIAC boys soccer foe Danbury to continue unbeaten streak

Jake Hugh-Jones scored a goal for Greenwich in its win against visiting Danbury on Oct. 13, 2021.

Greenwich’s boys soccer team hasn’t been beaten since it lost to Norwalk on Sept. 21.

The Cardinals are 4-0-2 since their loss to the Bears and have an impressive record of 6-1-3 overall after earning their latest win on Wednesday.

Four different players scored for Greenwich in its 4-1 victory against Danbury at Cardinal Stadium. Greenwich’s busy week continues Friday when they visit FCIAC foe Westhill for a 4 p.m. matchup. They then will host Bridgeport Central Saturday at 12 p.m.

“It was nice to get a win, we said if we could get two wins and a tie this week we would feel pretty good about that,” GHS coach Kurt Putnam said.

So far so good for the Cardinals this week, as they began it on a successful note. The Cards held a 1-0 halftime lead on the Hatters, courtesy of a goal from senior captain Jake Hugh-Jones. His goal came in the 25th minute.

“He picked the ball up on his right foot and took a shot that crossed the line,” Putnam said of Hugh-Jones’ goal. “He took the shot with his right foot and he is very left-footed.”

Senior defender Andrew Lowitt, also a captain, tallied in the 48th minute in what Putnam described as possibly, his first varsity goal.

“Then we for 20-odd minutes, we had the ball, but kept giving it away and they had the ball and gave it away. It seemed like the game was destined to be 2-0.”

Danbury closed to within 2-1 with a goal off a header on a corner kick with approximately 15 minutes remaining in the second half.

“Their corner kicks were pretty dangerous, we realized we needed to get another goal.”

In the 74th minute, junior Lucas Luzuriaga gave the Cards some breathing room, chipping a shot past Danbury’s goalie to make it 3-1. Senior Alejandro Rodriguez, also a captain, notched a goal late in the second half to seal the win.

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