After hitting what can only be described as a turbulent patch, the Huntington High School boys’ soccer team seems to be regaining its footing. The Blue Devils won their second straight game when they stormed past host Centereach, 6-0.
Huntington scored three times in the first half and then three more times over the final 40 minutes. After three early season losses, the victory was an important one. The game also saw the return of starting goalkeeper Kolby Rappel, who was injured two weeks during a game against Smithtown East.
Manny Reyes led the Blue Devils with a pair of goals. Christian Garay added a goal and two assists. Carmine De Ieso, Luke Luckow and Jose Salamanca also scored in the game. Arnold Alfaro, Christian Bellisimo and Owen Husselbeck each picked up an assist.
Huntington got a boost when Rappel returned to the field after being injured on Sept. 13 in a home game against Smithtown East. The teenager stopped three shots against Centereach. Blue Devil goalies Tyler Abedin (three saves) and Cole Pillion (one save) also saw action in the game.
The Blue Devils are currently 4-3. Huntington plays Comsewogue at home on Friday at 4 p.m. and plays again at home on Saturday when it hosts Bellport at 10 a.m. Seven additional regular season games will be played between October 1-17.
Huntington has claimed victories over Centereach (6-0), West Islip (6-0), North Babylon (1-0) and Bellport (2-1). The Blue Devils have fallen to Deer Park (3-1), Smithtown East (4-1) and Newfield (2-1).
Huntington is coached by John Pagano and Jason Suarez. The Blue Devils are captained by Johnny Tucker, Alex Rivera and Eren Aydin.