Pequannock NJ – The 9U wolFPack team fought hard to remain a FLIGHT 4 Team in the 2017 Fall campaign.
The inauguration season had some ups and downs as the wolFPack tried to find themselves throughout the season. With a 1-4-0 start to the first half of the season, the boys ended up with on form with a 2-1-2 finish. That only loss was to an undefeated 10-0 Long Valley that was heads above the rest of the pack. Long Valley coach was not looking forward to playing us as we gave them a hard fought game at THE DEN in the first half of the season.
The season ended with a 2-1 win up in cold wet rainy dirty Pequannock field. Both goals came from the teams leading goal scorer Pete Garing in the second half of the contest. The first of which was a result of Johnny Keogh scrapping up for procession and getting knocked down in the penalty box. Garing sent the penalty into the keepers side making it a 1 nil game.
Pequannock was able to bring the game to ones with a nice shot by their right winger that went through a crowd of players and into the net
Later in the second half Dylan Sugg , who had a tremendous game in the back line, passed the ball up to Garing where a daft touch and flick sent the ball into the back of the home teams onion bag.
The wolFPack backline has been the strongest ever with Sugg, Daniel Rafael, Ryan “Medichio” Medich, Matthew Toto, Mark Perillo and Nick Ciccarelli all taking part in the Pequannock victory. Medichio was the wolFPacks most consistent player over the season with his blue collar work ethic. Always fighting and grinding it out for his teammates. Rafael one of the more versatile players was called into every position but keeper throughout the season. Toto stood up brave in the goal for half the games this season and had a few great saves in the Pequannock match that ended up being game savers and keeping the good guys in the game. Ciccarelli worked hard on defense throughout the season and was always a problem for the attacking side.
Along side with Garing in the midfield, Box to Box midfielder Danny Ewing did not stop putting in the work to keep the ball on the positive side of the pitch. Ewing had a great season as a midfielder netting a handful of goals and assists.
The forward line today and throughout the season was powered with Keogh and Dylan Brown. Keogh’s control of the ball while dribble always seemed to be a challenge for defenders while Brown’s pitbull-like style never let defenders rest.
The wolFPacks #1 netminder Perillo always came up big in every game and did just that against Pequannock. His athletic and aggressive style is what makes him stand out from any of the MCYSA keepers in the flight.
With their hard working style and a passion to win, the 9U wolFPack will surely be a flight favorite in the Spring campaign.