The force this season that is the Dorchester boys’ soccer team just can’t seem to be contained by any City League teams.
The Bears put up eight first-half goals against a stellar O’Bryant squad Thursday afternoon at Dorchester High and ended up winning, 8-1. With the victory, Dorchester improved to a league-best 10-0-1.
The Bears have led with a consistent offensive attack all season, and on this afternoon, six players scored. They went into the half leading, 8-0, and didn’t surrender a goal until O’Bryant’s Jerhan Ponteen scored in the 71st minute.
“We’re heading for the cities,” defender Merveil Meyitang said. “All year we’ve been playing confidently as a team. And winning has been able to keep us on that level of play.”
The Bears are averaging 5.1 goals a game while giving up less than one. They lead the City League in both categories.
“I’m excited for the playoffs,” senior forward Roberson Cevat said. “It feels good. I hope we can keep playing at this level.”
Cevat scored the Bears' second goal on the day with a strike 16 minutes into the game.
The only team this season that has effectively given Dorchester trouble was Madison Park, which it tied, 1-1, in late September.
Still, with the season coming to a close and playoffs approaching, coach Tim Lavin reiterated the goals his team set when practice started in mid-August.
“Our goal has been to qualify for cities,” he said. “And now having reached that goal, our next goal becomes to win it. So we’re going to keep going after that.”
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