Boys soccer: Foran defeats Law to gain states

The Foran High boys soccer team got the result it needed with a 5-1 victory over Jonathan Law at the Vito DeVito Complex on Wednesday.

The Lawmen will need a tie in their match with visiting East Haven at 2 p.m. on Saturday to join the Lions in the postseason.

Foran is now 4-6-5 and earned a berth in the state tournament.

After losing 2-1 to Law on Oct. 6, the Lions have gone 1-1-4.

“Great result,” said Foran High coach Rick DiStefano. “I said to the kids if we start doing the things we are capable of doing we’d be fine. All the stuff we’ve really trained for came out tonight.”

Jordan Brennan finished off a fine combination pass from Ryan Young to Chris Goglia, by blasting the ball inside the near post and past Law keeper Jack Pincus Coyle for a 1-0 lead at the 31:05 mark of the first half.

Dylan Attolino split two defenders and drilled home a left-footed netfinder for a 2-0 Foran advantage at 26:29 of the half. Goglia had his second assist.

“We haven’t scored more than two goals in any game this season,” DiStefano said. “So to take the early two chances changed everything. What we’re capable of is what we did tonight.”

Attolino took advantage of a hand-ball call in the box to score off a penalty kick eight minutes into the second half.

Goglia scored off a rebound on a shot by Jim Cronin in the 58th minute.

Lucas Tuozzola scored with 11:14 remaining to make it 5-1.

Law’s Tyler Edwards finished off a feed from Mark Germanese, with 9:49 left on the clock, to break up the clean sheet being authored by Foran keeper Evan Miller.

“They played very well,” Law coach Mike Gruber said. “They played a complete game and finished the ball when they needed to, and that was the difference in the game. We need one point. We control our own destiny. We have East Haven on Saturday. We need a point (tie). I know we’ll come out hard and we’ll come out tough.”