On Monday, the UCA Crusader boys picked up their first win in their second game of the young soccer season, defeating Mid-Vermont 5-2.
Jon DeLaBruere opened the scoring about 4 minutes into the game with a beautiful shot into the corner of the net from outside the 18.
The Crusaders were just getting started.
Justin Limoge and Dale Martellâ€™s goals increased the lead to 3-0 before Mid-Vermont got on the board on a header by Austin Sayer.
Sayer was able to redirect a corner into the net to cut the lead to 3-1.
But UCA answered before the end of the half when Paul Saaman, the teamâ€™s sweeper, scored an unassisted goal to bring the score to 4-1 after forty minutes.
In the second half, Mid-Vermont gained momentum, but keeper Chris DeLaBruere, thanks to some amazing saves in the net, kept the Crusaders on top.
Justin Limoges found the back of the net a second time to increase the lead to 5-1.
Limogeâ€™s tally was answered by a goal from Mid-Vermont's Eric Li.
But the Crusaders' defense held their ground and UCA ended the game on top 5-2.
Now the boys will have the rest of the week to get ready for this weekendâ€™s home opener as the Crusaders host Craftsbury Academy on Saturday at 1pm at Gardner Park.