Hudson Valley Sports Report




By Zak Musso
Special to HVSR

ELLENVILLE – The Mount Academy’s boys soccer team remained unbeaten on Wednesday, needing a nifty comeback for a 4-2 Mid-Hudson Athletic League victory over Ellenville.

The Eagles are now 8-0 overall.

Ellenville jumped out to a blazing hot start with Gavin Baxter and Kawshar Biswas notching early goals to put the Blue Devils up 2-0 just 15 minutes into the game. Mount Academy responded later in the first half to tie the game 2-2 at halftime thanks to the goals of Connor Huleatt and Wilfred Wright.

In the early stages of the second half Mount Academy’s Wilfred Wright notched an assist and hit Connor Huleatt, who put it in for the game-winning goal to make it 3-2. Martin Mendoza added one late for the Eagles to put it away and finalize the 4-2 win.

“Today was a defining win for this team and a birthday gift for (Assistant) Coach (George) Vizvary, who turned 85 today and still faithfully makes every practice and game. Last game was not our finest hour and Coach Viz challenged them to step it up,” said Mount Academy Head Coach Tom Huleatt. “The boys love him like a grandfather, responded and won it for him today.”

Huleatt continued about the significant win.

“To come back and win an away game 4-2 after going down two goals against a well-coached, quality opponent like Ellenville shows the heart and character of this team,” he said. “ In a year where there has been so many challenges and no postseason, games like this mean everything especially for our seniors who have a chance to go out with an undefeated season.”

On the flip side, Ellenville, fell to 10-2-1 on the season.

“This match was an absolutely fantastic game of soccer,” said Ellenville coach Maxwell Mead. “We knew how difficult it was going to be to contain their direct counter-attacking style. In the end, they were too big and physical and played with so much pace, that we just couldn’t contain them. Huleatt and Wright are two big boys who are a handful to deal with. They just kept wearing us down.”


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