MARBLEHEAD — The wins are slowly but surely starting to come around for the Marblehead boys soccer team this season.
Six games into the 2013 campaign and the Magicians have already seen their fair share of tough opponents, perhaps none bigger than last night’s matchup against the Northeastern Conference Small reigning champion, Danvers.
Marblehead was resilient and established a lead two minutes into the game, which it didn’t relinquish en route to 3-1 victory over the visiting Falcons.
“We’ve had a couple of games that didn’t go our way and it was an effort issue, but this game our boys showed up,” said Marblehead head coach Scott Laramie, whose team stands at 2-2-2 overall.
“It was good to see that we can play that brand of soccer. We’ll definitely take any win we can get our hands on and Danvers (4-1-2) is probably the cream of the crop in our division.”
From the opening whistle, Marblehead showed a strong possession game and capitalized on its opportunities. Kaya Ulcay established a one-goal lead for the Magicians, which they would take into halftime.
Cole Guyre was all over the field for the Magicians, creating scoring chances. One of his shots hit off the crossbar early in the second half, but he put one in the back of the net on a header to give his team a two-goal advantage with 30 minutes to play in the game.
By then the Falcons realized their need to score, and Chris Davis found a long pass up the middle to cut the deficit to one.
“Davis isn’t an everyday guy for us,” said Danvers head coach Mike Chase. “He hasn’t seen a ton of minutes and he’s getting over a concussion, but he came in and gave us everything he could, which was fantastic. He had that goal for us and made a lot of attempts on net.