Sunday, September 15, 2019

'Dogs falter on the road

The 'dogs never quite got in the swing of things at Franklin on Friday afternoon as they conceded an early goal and struggled to find their way throughout.  The result- a 3-0 loss at the hands of Franklin.

Not much else to report out of this one.  Will Keefe (Jr) was very strong in the back throughout the game.

The squad will look to rebound on the road Monday at Stoughton.

Current record- 1-1-2.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Dogs remain unbeaten after earning come-from-behind draw

The Bulldogs found themselves down a goal for the first time this season when they surrendered a first half goal to Foxboro Tuesday night at home.  But the boys rallied and played a tremendous second half culminating in a goal by Alejandro Correal (Sr)- and it was a beautiful goal.  Jake McCabe (Fr) combined with Jacob Crugnale (So) who dropped the ball to Correal just outside the box.  Correal then hit a rocket of a shot that hit the bottom of the crossbar and slammed into the back of the Warrior goal.  Both teams had a couple of chances the rest of the way but failed to convert with the Davenport clash ending at 1-1.

Correal made several big saves in goal as well, as he played both in goal and in the field. But is wasn't just the Correal was a great team effort. Kudos to David Dempster (Jr), Dylan Baird (So) and Will Keefe (Jr) who were all huge contributors to the victory

The team improves to 1-0-2 on the young season and will head to Franklin (0-1-2) for a clash with the Kelley-Rex team on Friday afternoon at 3:45.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Come Support CHS Soccer at Gillette Stadium!

I am excited to announce that the entire CHS Soccer program is heading to the big stage- Gillette Stadium- to face off against Sharon High School on October 22nd, 2019.

The JV Boys and Girls teams will play 30 minutes games while the the Boys and Girls Varsity teams will play full time games.  These games count!  We need a big, supportive Canton crowd at this really cool event.

All of the info you need to know about tickets, etc. can be found on the letter found at the link below.  It's a great deal that includes seeing the red-hot Revolution play their last home game of the season if you are interested!

Click Here for link to Flyer with info!

Hope to see you at the games!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Dogs edge Attleboro in home opener

A Colby Ciffolillo (Jr) penalty conversion late in the 1st half was all that was needed for the Boys Soccer team to earn a win in their home opener over an attacking Attleboro team, 1-0.

As was the case in the first game of the season (a 0-0 draw on the road against Marshfield) the Bulldogs found themselves defending for large parts of the game, but Saturday night's combination of strong goalkeeping and gutsy defending was coupled with a bit more of the ball and attacking attitude.  Impressive attacking play was put in by Erik Valdovinos (So) who was dangerous throughout the game including earning the Bulldog's penalty kick as he was slide tackled in the box on the way to goal. Ciffolillo then converted calmly from the spot to put the 'dogs up for good. Joining Valdovinos in impressive attacking play were David Dempster (Jr), Jacob Crugnale (So) and Jake McCabe (Fr). Starting goalkeeper Alejandro Correal (Sr)  joined the attack for the final 10 minutes of the first half and set up Valdovinos with a great ball that led to the penalty.

Kudos to Cooper Ashcraft (Sr), Will Keefe (Jr) and Johnny Bradley (Sr) who played really well in the Bulldog's back line.

The 'dogs are 1-0-1 after two games and will host highly touted Foxboro on Tuesday at 6:30pm

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Dogs gut out huge road point in opener

The Bulldogs boys soccer team took to the road for the first game of the season- heading to D1 Marshfield on Thursday- and earned a hard fought point in a 0-0 draw.

Alejandro Correal (Sr) was massive in the goal for the Bulldogs, notching 11 saves and coming off his line well all game to deny a relentless Ram attack time after time.   Correal had a core of backs playing in front of him who never gave up right until the final whistle. Cooper Ashcraft (Sr), Will Keefe (Jr), Carson Eagles (Fr) and Jorge Sanchez (Fr) made up a solid back four while Matt Giglio (Jr) and Colby Ciffolillo (Sr) anchored the midfield defensively.

The 'dogs did create a few chances on the day but were unable to convert.

The team will host Attleboro in their home opener on Saturday night at 7:00pm.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Good luck to our members of the Class of 2019

CHS Boys Soccer class of 2019- (L-R)- Mike Mazzola, Nate Achildyev, Paolo Ruggeri, Avery Minkin, Paul Corcoran, Griffin Roach, Simon Cruz, Huy Pham
A very special class of eight soccer seniors walked the stage at Canton High School's graduation ceremony last week.  This class has made a huge impact over the past four years in our soccer program and beyond.  They are amazing role models for our younger student athletes.  They set the bar high for future Bulldog soccer players in all areas of high school soccer- from work ethic to commitment to results....from community outreach to academic excellence...from great sportsmanship to team-first play.  This class of eight has simply been amazing.

Here are some of the team's accomplishments during their time here:

  • 3 MIAA tournament qualifications- 2016, 2017, 2018
  • 2 Hock Davenport Runner-Up finishes- 2017, 2018
  • Hock Sportsmanship Award- 2015, 2017
  • MIAA Sportsmanship Award- 2017
  • United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award- 2017 (hoping to 2018 as well!)
  • Team record since their sophomore year- 28-17-13

All eight of these young men have been true scholar-athletes with all eight of them consistently being named to the CHS Honor Roll. They will each be continuing their academic careers at great colleges and universities this fall:

Nathan Achildyev- University of Massachusetts- Amherst
Paul Corcoran- Providence College
Simon Cruz- Northeastern University
Mike Mazzola- Salutatorian of the class of 2019- Dartmouth College
Avery Minkin- University of Massachusetts- Amherst
Huy Pham- University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Griffin Roach- Boston University- Griffin will be on the Men's Soccer team at BU.
Paolo Ruggeri- Wentworth Institute of Technology- Paolo will be on the Men's Soccer team at WIT.

Thank you to this class for keeping CHS Boys Soccer moving forward toward our goal of excellence.  You have made a huge impact! And thanks for the memories, too!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Important Meeting for anyone Interested in joining CHS Boys Soccer 2019

Canton High School will be hosting a meeting for any current 8-11th grader interested in becoming a part of the CHS Boys Soccer program this fall- 2019.

The meeting will be held on Friday, June 7th at CHS at 2:45 and will be done by 3:30pm.  It is very important that all interested candidates attend as summer, tryout, practice and schedule information will be shared.

Again, this is for all current 8-11th grade boys.

Any student athlete currently in season in the spring should NOT miss a spring obligation for this meeting.

Click Here for a Flyer promoting the meeting.