RHAM boys' soccer undefeated heading into home stretch

By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Hebron - posted Tue., Oct. 15, 2013
Michail Bilek plays for RHAM in a game against Rockville on Oct. 11. Photos by Melanie Savage.
Michail Bilek plays for RHAM in a game against Rockville on Oct. 11. Photos by Melanie Savage.

As of press time, with only four games to go in the regular season, the RHAM boys’ varsity soccer team remained undefeated. “We have one tie vs. Enrico Fermi,” said head coach Jim Fromme, naming Ben Lawrence, Xavier Doran, Wade Titterton, Brandon Fromme, Nick Starkowski, Ryan Kennedy, Jason DePersia, Zach Russo, Alec Rogasky, and goalkeeper Teddy Sauyet as players who have made consistent contributions to the season thus far. “As you can see, it has been an entire team effort, and not one player really stands out over another,” said Fromme.

As of Oct. 10, the RHAM defense had racked up seven out of 10 shutouts, “and the team is averaging over three goals per game,” said Fromme. “So far, 15 different players have scored goals,” continued Fromme.  “It is the deepest and most talented team I have had the pleasure of coaching in my 25 years as a high school coach.” But more importantly, said Fromme, “they are a terrific group of students/athletes.  We could not have asked for a better group of young men to spend our fall afternoons with; it is indeed a special group.”

RHAM prevailed in a difficult league game against Tolland on Saturday, Oct. 12, racking up the 11th victory of the season. Other challenging league games ahead for the Sachems included Bloomfield away on Oct. 15, Fermi at home on Oct. 18, and Rocky Hill on Oct. 23.

“There are still many quality matches left for us, and every opponent seems to be bringing their best game at us each time we play,” said Fromme. “The boys have been resilient and able to overcome some very ingenious game plans that have been thrown at them… What has been impressive to watch is the multiple positions each player has played so far this year.  We are still trying to put all the pieces of the puzzle together, and the coaching staff is convinced we still have yet to play our best game.  Hopefully those will come in the league and state playoffs.”

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