Maharishi School boys are the league soccer champions, having scored an unexpected 2-1 victory over Cono on Tuesday the 19th. The Pioneers had lost the previous 2 meetings to Cono by scores of 5-0 and 2-1, but the Pioneers worked hard over the last 2 weeks, and through an exciting heroic effort were able to stymie Cono 2-1. The Pioneers fell behind 1-0 in the 1st half but had 2 gritty goals unanswered in the second half.
Scoring for the Pioneers was Sam Arsanjani on a beautiful passing play from Thomas Weiss and Sky Nite, and the winning goal was a header by James Francis off a free kick. This was truly an impressive game since they had been ourscored 8-1 by Cono in the previous two games, and more importantly,
this game was played at Cono.
Coach Higgins was extremely impressed with his team¹s effort, especially in the final 25 minutes, where Cono was doing everything they could to tie up the game. Higgins gave special recognition to the Pioneer defense and the goal-keeping of Atreya Dey.
A number of players commented that their Sunday practice before the game was outstanding, and the team began to feel that it could upset Cono. It cannot be overlooked that five of the soccer players had just finished a Friday-Sunday residence course.