The varsity boys soccer team took the field on Thursday 8/22/19, completing their first game of the season. A crossover game with Birmingham Groves, Rochester came out ready for their first game of the season. After Tuesday’s game against Bloomfield Hills Blackhawks was cancelled due to weather conditions, Rochester was more than ready to kick off the season.
Four first half goals were all that was needed for the Falcons to put away Groves early. The first goal of the season came from mid-fielder Gunnar Foster who scored from just outside the 18 yard box after Groves goalkeeper misplayed a ball. Shortly after that first goal Viktor Juncaj capitalized on a penalty kick to put the Falcons up 2-0. Niko Stahakios added a goal off of a nice cross from Jack Myers. The first half scoring for the Falcons finished with another penalty kick conversion, this time from Stefan Baseski.
Assists in the game came from aforementioned Gunnar Foster, Niko Stathakios (2) and Jack Myers. A solid game in goal from Senior Jasper Najar helped the Falcons limit Groves scoring to one goal. The Falcons defense was solid all game led by Senior Brett Benedettini, sophomore Griffin Chamberlin and Freshman Logan Kennedy, seeing his first varsity soccer action.