HARVARD -- The Bromfield boys soccer team may have been able to notch a win over the winless Tahanto Stags Monday afternoon by a score of 4-0, but head coach Tom Hill wasn't impressed with his team's overall performance.
"We played down to the level of Tahanto. We did too many things we could get away with. I thought we should have had more goals," said coach Hill.
Monday's victory is Hill's career-win number 551 as the head coach of the Trojans soccer club.
Bromfield dominated possession from the opening whistle, and got on the board quickly with a goal by senior forward Dylan Osgood in the second minute, his eighth of the season. Osgood's shot was made possible by a brilliant through-ball knifed in by halfback Ezra Kraus. Kraus contributed two more assists Monday to up his season total to five.
The Trojans wouldn't waste any time getting on the board again. This time it was Mark Ferguson's shot that pushed Bromfield out to a 2-0 advantage.
Neither side would find the back of the net again in the first half.
From the first half onward, the Trojans never looked in the rearview mirror. Midway through the second half, the Stags goalkeeper went down after a collision with Bromfield halfback Eric McCalpine.
The Trojans put two more shots past the backup goalkeeper, with one of the goals coming off the foot of junior Ben L'Ecuyer. L'Ecuyer's goal was a low line drive towards the bottom right corner of the net to give the Trojans a little more cushion, making the score 3-0 late in the second half.
Bromfield's Ross Brown-Cullinane would tack on another late tally in the 40th minute for good measure. He fired a chip shot from inside the box on the right side over the Tahanto keeper's head, making it 4-0. With the loss for Tahanto, the Stags fall to 0-7-2.
Despite the win, Hill was unimpressed with his team's competitive drive. "When we got two somewhat quick goals, it was kind of good for us -- we kind of let up. The good thing is I was able to sub the guys quite a bit and get everyone in. "
In order to be successful in the remaining pair of matches this week, Bromfield needs to improve on both ends of the pitch.
The Trojans appeared to be pinching too many players inside the 18-yard box, instead of utilizing their quickness on the wings.