Chargers Blank Oxbow for Second Win

by Ken Brown

CABOT – The Craftsbury Academy (CA) boys’ soccer team fell to a dominant Twinfield-Cabot team earlier in the week before earning a hard-fought victory over Oxbow to improve to 2-3 on the season.

Tej Stewart scored four goals to lead the Trojans to a 5-0 home win over CA last Wednesday. Meles Gouge added a goal of his own and the Twinfield-Cabot defense stiffened to improve to 6-0 on the season. Dylan Washer and Dalton Gravel combined to make nine stops in the loss.

“Dylan played a nice first half in net and overall I thought our team played pretty well against a very good soccer program,” said head coach William Garske.

Calvin Cacciamani buried the game winner off of a corner kick to lead the Chargers to a 1-0 home win over Oxbow last Friday. Freshman Grayson McNaughten helped the CA defense post their first shutout and first home win of the season. Cacciamani, a senior, made his first varsity goal count as a game-winner. Oden Schlager kept the match close for the Olympians, making 10 saves on the day. The loss dropped Oxbow to 2-4 on the season.

“Calvin scored a huge goal for us off a nice corner for the only score of the game. We had several great attempts on goal by our forwards and our defense and keeper played strong all match. It was an incredible game and a great win by the guys,” said Garske.

The upstart Chargers traveled to Division III powerhouse Enosburg on Tuesday and are scheduled to travel to Richford next Monday.