Jamo Velez, seen here at the Kicks for Cancer game. scored his fourth goal of the season on September 28.

Concord-Carlisle men’s soccer wins fifth straight, women still undefeated 

By Bruce Hack  Correspondent
October 2, 2023

The varsity men’s soccer team at Concord-Carlisle stayed undefeated on the 2023 season with its biggest win of the season on Thursday September 28, 8-0 over visiting Marblehead. 

Concord-Carlisle improved to 5-0-0 on the season with the win over the non-league opponent. The Magicians dropped to 2-5-2. 

Junior forward Jamo Velez scored his fourth goal of the season at the 13-minute mark of the first half to give the Patriots a 1-0 lead. 

Marblehead came into the game having allowed 16 goals in its first eight games. But that quickly changed in the second half has the Patriots found the back of the net seven times in the closing half. 

The scoring parade was led by senior forward Brady Poor with two goals, giving him at least one goal in three straight games. Captain Sean Fernandez-Davila added a goal as did senior forward Benny Bury. Joining them on the scoresheet was senior captain Chris Forsberg, sophomore Mikey Jantzen, his first varsity goal, and senior forward Griffin Niemann. 

It was the most goals scored by Concord-Carlisle since at least September 21, 2021 when they defeated Tech Boston Academy 7-0. 

In the Junior Varsity game against Marblehead Charlie Stone scored the first hat trick of the season to propel the team to a 7-1 win over Marblehead. 

C-C scored four times in the first half. Joe Park scored the first of his two goals and Stone had his hat trick. Also scoring for the JV squad was Tom Mulvaney and Chris Rigazio. 

Sophomores Nico Kocic and Carter Hack split time as goalkeepers, with each making three saves. 

Concord-Carlisle Women’s soccer stays unbeaten at 5-0-1 

In a pair of non-league games against two strong Division 1 teams, the women’s varsity soccer team defeated Lexington 5-3 on Thursday September 28 and in a road game on Saturday September 30 the women tied Algonquin 2-2. 

In both games the Patriots were down 1-0 and came back to win at home and get a tie on the road. 

Senior Captain Caroline Coletti had a big week for C-C against Lexington she scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Patriots to a come-from-behind win. Against Algonquin, last years’ state’s semi-finalst, Coletti continued her impressive week with two more goals against. In the 71st minute she netted the tying goal on a corner kick that found the far side of the net and was her 9th goal of the season. 

“This year’s team has a group of 12 seniors who have played together most of their lives,” said head coach Peter Fischelis. “We have plenty of firepower with seven different players scoring so far.” 

On October 14 and 15, the Concord-Carlisle women’s team will host the inaugural Kraus Cup. The tournament is in honor of Mark Krauss, a friend of C-C head coach Peter Freschelis. Krauss passed away 4 ½ years ago from FTD. 

“Mark grew up playing soccer and we played against each other in High School,” said Fischelis. “We went on to play together during summers while in college.” “We became great friends and played together for 30 years.” 

The tournament will honor Krauss’ memory and will be a two-day tournament featuring four strong Division One women’s teams. On Saturday, Winchester will play North Andover at 1 p.m. and at 3:15 p.m. Concord-Carlisle will take on Wellesley. On Sunday, the consolation game will be played at 1 p.m. and the final at 3:15 p.m. All four games will be played at Concord’s Memorial Field. The proceeds from the event will benefit the family.