Men's World Cup Soccer Spring 2004

Boom

Shamlan Al-Shamlan, Dan Butler, Stephen Capistron, Jared Cohen, Christopher Gilbert, Anthony Hopf, Dylan Malynn, Edward Miretsky, Matthew Neffinger Zachary Smith, Sean Wilmot

Championship Game Summary
Boom 2, Acireale 1

Boom and Acireale emerged from their respective pools to vie for the championship. Acireale controlled play to start the game. Their continuous pressure paid off when Rocco Corigliano’s feed from the corner met a streaking Massimo D’Angelo who timed a header perfectly and buried it in the back of the net. Minutes later, though, Boom’s Eddie Miretsky capitalized on a turnover in Acireale’s territory and snuck the ball past the keeper to knot the game at 1 all. The score was tied at halftime.

Unlike the first half, Boom controlled play early in the second. A little luck and a couple nice saves from Acireale keeper Jason Butynski kept Boom out of the net. Acireale then had good scoring opportunities of their own. A D’Angelo header, reminiscent of his tally ball, went just wide. With just over a minute left, the game appeared to be headed for overtime, but Miretsky took a ball into Acireale’s zone and snuck it past Butynski into the right corner of the net. Time expired seconds later and Boom escaped with the 2-1 victory.

Acireale

Karoly Aliotti, Joe Bevinino, Jason Butynski, Antonio Cardoso,
Rocco Corigliano, Massimo D'Angelo, Darren Davies, Joshua Freeman,
Rich Giudice, Berat Hyseni, Takehiko Nakamura, Marvin Villanueva