GHS senior Vincenzo Greco scored two goals, including the go-ahead goal with 10 minutes to play, as the Guardians picked up an important 2-1 win over Conard last Tuesday (Oct 19).
“It was a great opportunity for him,” head coach Chris Vozzolo said. “That was the type of game when we needed a senior captain to step up and make a big play and he did that at the end of the game to get the game winning goal. He’s doing a great job at finding some available spots and capitalizing when he sees those opportunities.”
Greco scored his first off a rebound and then hammered home the eventual decisive score in the 70th minute after receiving a great pass from Ali Taleb, allowing the Guardians to win a third straight game.
“I have to give it up to the team and the coaches. The coaches put in a new formation, play style and it definitely worked against Conard and the game prior against Tolland,” said Greco, who is captaining the team with Mitchell Williams, Kevin Carmichael, and Kevin Clarke.
Vozzolo added, “Vincenzo finds his ways to lead for our team, it’s amazing. He’s continued to build his relationship with the coaching staff and his teammates. He reaches his teammates from a lot of different ways and it’s cool to see. He leads by his talent and he’s a really talented player, the kids see that and respect the work he has put in.”
Greco and the team finished last week with a 2-2 at Hall on Friday (Oct 22). Coming into the week, the Guardians have a record of 7-4-2 .
“The second half of the season, after the Farmington game, we’ve been a lot better both offensively and defensively,” added Greco, who also plays club soccer. “I feel as a team we are becoming a tighter group. Come November and playoff time we all have to be on the same page.”
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