Appoquinimink defeated Concord 6-0 in high school soccer action Tuesday afternoon.
The Appoquinimink soccer team won its twelfth game of the season in convincing fashion Tuesday afternoon, shutting out Concord 6-0. The 12-1 Jaguars, who were recently crowned as undefeated champions of the Blue Hen Conference, were led by Sam Jester, who had two goals and an assist, Ryan Moore, who had two goals, and Joe Scarpinato who added a goal and two assists. The Jags only loss of the season was to defending state champion Salesianum early in the season. “Sam's been on a roll lately, he's been playing amazing, and everyone else has been stepping up, and throughout the season we've been getting goals from a lot of people,” said Jaguar coach Adam Bear. Jester's first goal came in the fifth minute of play as the Jaguars took immediate control of the contest. His second goal came in the 29th minute of the first half. Ryan Moore would then add a pair of goals before halftime, scoring less the a minute after Jester's second goal, and again in the 32nd minute giving Appoquinimink a 4-0 advantage at the break. The Jaguars continued to pressure Concord in the second half, keeping possession in the Raiders side of the field much of the time. Stephane Ratsimizafy scored Appo's fifth goal in the 42nd minute, and Scarpinato wrapped up the scoring in the 47th minute. Chris Stilwell turned in another strong performance in the Jaguar net in recording the team's ninth shutout of the season. As for the Raiders, their scoring opportunities were few and far between due to the Jaguars' solid defense. The Jaguars had several more opportunities to score, but one goal was not allowed due to an offside on the play, and another shot slammed off the crossbar. The Jaguars will play at home against Mt. Sophia Academy (Newark) on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. and finish the regular season next Tuesday at home against Caesar Rodney at 6 p.m. “We try to challenge ourselves out of conference by playing teams like Salesianum, St. Georges and Caesar Rodney, and that's exactly the type of game we need heading into the state tournament,” said Bear. The 2-6-2 Raiders face Caravel Academy at home on Thursday starting at 3:30 p.m.