Chase stays unbeaten, defeats East 4-0
The Chase Trojans kept their loss column empty on Monday handing the East Rutherford Cavaliers a 4-0 defeat and still searching for their first win of the year.
The Trojans (5-0-1 MAC 5-0) played like a team that believes in themselves as they were relentless with their pressure from the beginning to end firing off a total of 26 shots on goal.
“Chase is a very good team. A very good team,” East Rutherford head coach Neil Van Dyke said after the loss. “They are much more skilled than they have been in recent years and it shows. They are very well coached.”
The talent and coaching were on display in the first half as the Trojans controlled the ball and the tempo. After several shots sailed high and wide the Trojans Nuby Jimenez found Preston Dewy in front of an empty goal with a cross-field pass for the first score of the game at the 32 minute, 35 second mark.
Cavalier midfielder Johnny Padilla tried to answer tried to answer the goal a few minutes later but hit the shot off the post from a few feet out sending the ball out of play.
Jimenez and Dewy connected again for the Trojans for the second score of the game as Jimenez weaved his way through defenders from midfield before placing the ball perfectly for Dewy to drive home for the 2-0 lead.
Jimenez finished the scoring for the Trojans at the 4:32 mark by splitting two defenders and lofting the ball over the goalie for the 3-0 halftime lead.
The Cavaliers spent the second half playing strictly defense as the Trojans took 18 shots on goal. Goalie C.J. Warren looked like a man who knew bad things were coming as he stood in the box but he continued to turn away shot after shot until the final whistle.
“It could have gotten out of hand but we didn’t let it,” said Van Dyke. “I thought we did well defensively in the second half.”
Trojan coach Greg Deshommes summed up the second half a bit differently.
“We couldn’t find the net in the second half. Second half was sloppy," Deshommes said. "Of course, we created chances but we need to be more effective. In a different game, we may not have that many opportunities so we need to know how to finish.”
Still, it was a conference win for the Trojans and that was not lost on Deshommes.
“Three goals? I’ll take that,” he said.