LUNENBURG — Bromfield boys soccer coach Tom Hill had some chilling words for future opponents after the Trojans’ 5-0 win over Douglas in the Central Massachusetts Division 3 semi-finals.
“We are peaking at the right time,” said Hill. “Our last seven games have been outstanding, and this may have been our best all-around game of the season. Douglas is a very good offensive team and we did an excellent job to shut them out.”
The Trojans fired on all cylinders in the contest, complementing their strong defensive effort with some offensive fireworks. Accuracy was the key offensively, as Bromfield scored on their first four shots on goal, and on five of their eight shots in the contest.
Cody Osgood led the way with two goals while Sam Peisch, Scott Nussdorfer and Greg Wenger each added a goal and an assist.
The Trojans took control of the game with a pair of goals in a two minute span in the first half.
At eight minutes, Wenger sent a pass in the middle to Peisch, who found Osgood on the left wing and the junior sniper rolled a shot inside the right post to make it 1-0.
Two minutes later, Nussdorfer took a pass from Wenger and ripped a bullet off the right post and into the net to make it 2-0.
Douglas had two solid chances to add to cut into the lead before halftime, a header by Mitch Power that was inches wide at 22 minutes, and a shot over the cross bar by Nick Prunier from outside the right post ten minutes later.
Bromfield’s best chance to add to the lead over the remainder of the half came with four minutes left when Wenger took a well-placed cross from Jeff Messina and sent a one-timer over the cross bar.
The Trojans erased all doubt with a pair of early second half goals.
At 2:33, Nussdorfer sent a pretty diagonal chip toward the net that was headed into the goal by Osgood.
At 6:06, Wenger made it 4-0 when he cleared space and ripped a bullet inside the left post.
Just over a minute later, Bromfield goaltender Caleb Frost (three saves) made his best stop of the game with a diving stop of Evin Pingalore’s dipping shot at the left post.
Peisch wrapped up the scoring with nine minutes left in the game when he blasted a left-footed shot that tipped off Douglas goaltender Brandon Stand’s fingertips and into the goal.
“Early in the season we were having trouble finishing,” said Hill. “Assistant coach Matt Davison has run some great finishing drills that have really paid off.”
“I can’t say enough about our team play,” said Hill. “The kids are unselfish and we are passing the ball very well.”