NEWPORT–UCA's boy’s soccer team had its' largest outpouring of offense of the season, scoring six goals to defeat Concord 6-0 on Saturday.
"We had a great game," said coach Alyssa DeLaBruere about the win. "We worked all week on passing and communication and it paid off."
It was a new look Crusaders who took to the field at Gardner Park.
Jon DeLaBruere took his brother's place in goal while Chris moved up to the mid-field, and for a guy who hasn't played goal since he was eight years-old, Jon put up a good performance.
"It was pretty stress full in the beginning, but I got the hang of it," he said describing how he was feeling in between the pipes.
Another change saw Dale Martell move back to defense while Marc Quirion moved up front.
The move paid dividends as Quirion had a goal and set up Dylan Willey for another late.
"Thanks to Marc we got on the scoreboard within the first three minutes," said coach DeLaBruere.
She also talked about her speaking captains unselfishness late in the game when he set up Willey's goal.
"Marc had a breakaway and he passed it off to Dylan, and Dylan had the last shot of the game. It was a beautiful play. He had an easy goal right in front of him and he passed it off.”
Ji Kim was the top performer for UCA, scoring a hat-trick in the contest, and Chris DeLaBruere had the other Crusader goal.
"I was a little bit rusty, having not been out there since last year," Chris said. "I worked on my skills a little bit and got lucky with a goal."
Jon DeLabruere had four saves in the contest while UCA (4-3) fired at least seventeen, possibly more, at the Concord (0-8) netminder.
Coach DeLaBruere said she wasn't sure if she was going to stick with the new formation, but there is a good chance it might make an appearance when UCA travels to take on Trinity Baptist this Tuesday.
Game time is 4:00.