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West Chester United keep rolling, Junior Lone Star FC and Buxmont post wins

A look back at a busy week in NPSL action

Six games into its National Premier League Soccer era, West Chester United has posted a 5-0-1 record and has yet to concede a goal from open play.

The Keystone Conference newcomers continued their dominance last week with a 2-0 win over Junior Lone Star FC to capture the Kildare’s Cup on Wednesday and a 3-0 win at home over New Jersey Copa FC on Saturday.

Zach Oster opened the scoring for West Chester in the 9th minute on Saturday with his first of the year and Jordan Logan added his first of the year before halftime. Gogo Kollie tacked on his third goal of the season as a second substitute two minutes from full time.

Will Smith and James Wood combined on the shutout for the second time this season. Smith, who will be a sophomore this fall at Lehigh, went all 90 minutes to record a clean sheet on Wednesday.

Unbeaten through six, West Chester is on top of the Keystone Conference standings and third overall in the league. Not a bad start for a first season in a new league.

Lineup vs New Jersey Copa: William Smith (64’ James Wood), Gavin Barger (62’ Chris Gomez), Jordan Logan, Christian Williams, Chas Wilson (81’ Alexander Martyn), Zach Oster, Francisco Palma, Matt Greer (78’ Ryan Fincher), Evan Vare (82’ Gogo Kollie), Benjamin Maurey (78’ Andrew McGinley), Joseph Sales (65’ Kyle Martyn),

Junior Lone Star 6 Hershey FC 5
An 11-goal match ended in a narrow victory for Junior Lone Star at home on Sunday night as Anthony Allison scored four goals in the first half and the Stars nearly blew a five-goal lead late.

Allison opened the scoring in the third minute and added three more goals before halftime. After a Joel Teston goal for the visitors, Bill Walleekendeh put two more on the board in an 11-minute span to make it 6-1. But Teston then went off, scoring three more goals in a 14-minute span before Derek Long brought Hershey within one with an 88th minute strike.

Junior Lone Star improved to 3-3-0 on the season while Hershey FC fell to 0-5-0.

Hershey Lineup: Cameron Avery, Samuel Bollinger, Phil Cook (60’ Samuel Feehrer), Darvin Ebanks, Wyatt Fabian, Derek Long, Adam Ordnorff (46’ Kyle Moerschbacher), Nicholas Sarver (63’ Josiah Malinich), Joel Teston, Matthew Trepanier (52’ Shaq Hudson), Kyle Willwerth

Junior Lone Star Lineup: Anthony Allison (46’ Bill Walleekendeh), Abu Donzo (30’ Mitchell Torh), Yaya Fane, Quoiquoi Gayflor, Boubacar Keita, Mohamamed Mayah, Jose Mendez (39’ Harris Mulbah), Kouassi N’Guessan, Vlandy Slueue (61’ Sidiki Cisse), Ibrahim Toure, Abel Watson

Buxmont Torch 2 Clarkstown SC Eagles 1
Goalkeeper Matt Palmer made seven saves and super sub Pedro Sousa scored his third game-winner of the season in the 85th minute to lead Buxmont to a 2-1 win at home over Clarkstown on Saturday night.

Kodai Lida gave the visitors the lead in the 32nd minute, but Cody Gangaware put things on level terms with a 70th minute equalizer, setting up Sousa’s winner 15 minutes later.

Torch FC improved to 3-1-1 on thIe season with the win and is tied for second with New Jersey Copa FC, six points behind West Chester United in the Keystone Conference standings.

Torch FC Lineup: Matt Palmer, Cody Boerema (66’ Cody Gangaware), Joshua Coupar, Thiago Dos Santos (45’ Tyler Smith), Matthew Giudice, Phil Hagerty (83’ Jake Rudloff), Jeremiah Mateloa, Dominic Powers (66’ Kenny Varaday), Mitchell Robinson (64’ Nick Marculo), David Shafer (64’ Pedro Sousa), Will Woodfin