Boys soccer: Jonathan Law defeats Foran, 2-1

Locked in a scoreless tie after 40 minutes, the Jonathan Law boys soccer team took eight shots and scored a pair of goals in the second half for a 2-1 win over cross-city rival Foran High on Thursday night on the Law High field.

Freshman John Vitelli's goal at the 31:55 mark gave the Lawmen a 1-0 lead, before junior Kevin Linn raced by two defenders down the right side and beat Lions' goalkeeper Evan Miller with an in-close shot with 13:22 remaining upping Law's lead to 2-0.

Foran closed the gap to 2-1 when Chris Goglia scored a goal at the 8:01 mark.

From that point to the finish, Foran moved its entire offense up field and got several late chances, but the Lions were unable to finish.

Each team had 10 shots in the game, which saw Law improve  to 3-4-1. The loss dropped Foran to 2-5-1.

"We have some players who can use their speed and skill to score,"  said Law coach Mike Gruber. "We were trying to feel them out in the first half, seeing if we could create a counter to their offense."

Law goalie Jack Pincus-Coyle made six saves, including one off the foot of Goglia with 2:47 to play in the opening half to keep the game scoreless.

"I thought we created lots of chances tonight, and if we could've finished on some of them we would've given ourselves a good chance to win this game," said Foran coach Rick DiStefano.

Foran's Miller made five stops.

The two teams will meet again on Oct. 26 in a night contest at Foran.