A pair of Staples squads reached the semifinals of yesterday’s 3-v-3 tournament at Green’s Farms Academy — and both lost on the tie-breaker (long-field “penalty kicks”). The event raised approximately $1,500 for Darfur. It was organized extremely well by Andy Mondino, a GFA and Westport Soccer Association U-18 player, in conjunction with Westport-based Save the Children.
Four varsity sophomores — Frankie Bergonzi, Sean Gallagher, Jake Krosse and Brendan Lesch — formed one of the semifinal squads (with 1 sub). The other included sophomore Mikey Scott, Jim Wolf ’01, and Jim’s former Beachside teammate Joey Rus.
Two Staples threesomes also competed: seniors Jairo Alvarado, Jonathan Golembeski and Frankie Rende, and freshmen Aaron Liu, Jake Malowitz and Taylor McNair. The frosh gave the varsity sophomores a hard-fought game.
Senior Adam Liu and former WSA player Kasper Klein-Ipsen volunteered their services as officials. All who participated agreed: It was a great, fun affair, for an excellent cause.