AUBURN, Mass. – The Auburn High School boys' soccer team fell short in its first two games this season, but the third time was the charm Wednesday in Warren.
The team beat Quaboag Regional High School, 4-2, behind two goals each from both senior captain midfielder/forward Leo Williams and senior captain midfielder/forward Rob Anderson.
Williams had two first-half goals, and Anderson had one goal in each half. Sophomore midfielder/forward Richie Augusto dished out two assists, and senior midfielder/forward Kelvin Okyere had one.
Sophomore goalkeeper Adam Gillies recorded eight saves and freshman goalkeeper Zack Randall stopped two shots in 14 minutes of play.
On Monday, Auburn came up short against Northbridge, 4-2. Anderson and Okyere each scored a goal in the loss, and Augusto dished out an assist.
"Overall the team is going through some growing pains," said head coach Christopher Bailey. "The offense is just beginning to put things together with six goals in the last two games. The defensive schemes are different from what most of these players are used to, so it will take time before the defensive unit gels together.
"They are, however, working hard and the desire is evident," Bailey continued. "Senior Jon Luks and Sophomore Scott Williams anchor the defensive unit and both are tough competitors, so I am confident our defensive unit will get better and better as the season goes on."
Auburn finishes its busy three-game week by heading to Southbridge at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Girls' Cross Country
Uxbridge had the first two runners cross the finish line, but the Rockets had the next seven finishers as Auburn’s depth helped it win, 25-36, on Uxbridge’s 2.75-mile road course Wednesday.
Auburn was led by Sara Wilcox (21:59), Jessica Powers (22:15) and Erin Breen (22:17).
Auburn moved to 2-0 on the season. Its next meet is at home against Millbury at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.