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2001 Game by Game ...

Friday, Oct. 26, 2001
Sussex Tech 5, Worcester (Md.) Prep 0

The Ravens blew their hosts from Maryland out with four second half goals for a nonconference win that evened their record at 6-6-2.

Mauricio Porras scored two goals to lead the Tech onslaught. Brooks Anderson, Andrew Betts and Brian Griner added a goal apiece. Griner also assisted on Betts' goal.

Goalkeeper Daniel Fitzgerald posted 3 saves for the shutout. Tech outshot Worcester 18-8. Worcester led 4-2 in corner kicks.

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001
Cape Henlopen 2, Sussex Tech 1

The Ravens fell behind 2-0 at halftime and couldn't quite catch up.

Mauricio Porras scored the goal for Tech in the secod half.

The Ravens dominated the match with 22 shots to Cape's 8 and 8 corner kicks to Cape's 1.

The Ravens are now 5-6-2 overall.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001
Sussex Tech 0, Milford 0 (2 OT)

The Ravens and goalkeeper Daniel Fitzgerald played spoiler by tying Milford in its effort to win the Henlopen Conference championship.

Fitzgerald kept the Ravens, who trailed 20-13 in shots and 9-0 in corner kicks, in the match with 15 saves.

"We never gave up against a very good Milford team," said Tech head coach Carlos Villa.

Tech is now 5-5-2 overall. Milford dropped a half-game behind Dover in the race for the conference crown with one game remaining.

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001
Sussex Tech 3, Delmar 0

The Ravens snapped a three-match winless streak with a big Henlopen Conference win to rise to 5-5-1 overall.

Goalkeeper Dan Fitzgerald sparked the Ravens with 14 saves for the shutout.

"Our goalie, Daniel Fitzgerald, saved the game for us," said Tech head coach Carlos Villa. "He made many spectacular saves and definitely kept us in the game."

Brian Griner, Brooks Anderson and Mauricio Porras scored goals for the Ravens, who led 19-17 in shots and 5-3 in corner kicks.

Anderson assisted on Griner's goal and Roman Acosta assisted on Anderson's goal.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001
Sussex Central 3, Sussex Tech 0

The Ravens dropped the Henlopen Conference match to their cross-town rivals to fall to 4-5-1.

Monday, Oct. 8, 2001
Dover 6, Sussex Tech 2

The Ravens couldn't come up with another major upset against the conference-leading Senators.

Dover led 5-0 at halftime as Tech dropped to 4-4-1 overall.

"Dover is a talented team," said Tech head coach Carlos Villa. "We came out flat, gave up an easy goal, and never regained our composure."

The Ravens scored on a goal by Brooks Anderson and on a goal that Dover put into its own net. Roman Acosta assisted Brooks on his goal.

Dover led 6-0 in corner kicks and 27-14 in shots.

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001
Sussex Tech 0, Seaford 0 (2 OT)

The Ravens continued their climb to the Henlopen Conference's elite with the hard-fought tie against Seaford.

The Ravens, now 4-3-1 overall with a three-match unbeaten streak, outshot Seaford 24-15 and posted a 6-4 advantage in corner kicks.

"Playing two double-overtime games this week has been tough, both mentally and physically," said Tech head coach Carlos Villa, referring to the Ravens' big 2-1 double-overtime win over Caesar Rodney on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

"I am very proud of how our team has continued to battle and improve with each month."

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001
Sussex Tech 2, Caesar Rodney 1 (2 OT)

In the biggest win in the history of the Sussex Tech boys' soccer program, the Ravens stunned perennial Henlopen Conference power Caesar Rodney on a goal by Chris Flood with four minutes left in the second overtime period.

"This is the most important win Sussex Tech soccer has ever had," said Tech head coach Carlos Villa, whose team rose to 4-3 with its second straight victory.

"Beating CR, which is ranked sixth or seventh in the state, is a really big boost for our team. I am very proud how we never gave up, contested all the fifty-fifty balls, and made the most of our scoring opportunities."

The victory was the first for the Tech program over CR, which along with Dover has dominated the conference in the past decade. Villa said he can't remember any Sussex County team beating the Riders in the past eight years.

The Ravens took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Pat Hughes at the 20:00 mark of the first half. CR tied the match at the 37:00 mark on a goal by Justin Pepper.

The teams battled through a scoreless second half and first overtime period with Raven goalkeeper Dan Fitzgerald posting 12 saves.

On the winning goal in the second overtime, Flood took the ball at midfield, raced up the left sideline, dribbled across the field, and blasted a shot high into the net from 20 to 25 yards out.

"We've been getting on Chris to shoot more," said Villa. "I was getting on him during the game to shoot more. He finally came through for us. He just blasted that kick."

Tech outshot CR 15-14. The Riders held a 10-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001
Sussex Tech 10, Woodbridge 0

The Ravens evened their record with an explosive Henlopen Conference victory.

Pat Hughes led the way with three goals while Mauricio Porras posted two more goals.

Also scoring goals were Jason Yienling, Scott Preston, Roman Acosta, Tim Messick and Brian Griner.

Assists were recorded by Brooks Anderson, Dan Bossard and Chris Flood.

Now 3-3 overall and 3-2 in the conference, the Ravens held a 37-21 advantage in shots. Woodbridge led in corner kicks, 7-6.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001
Indian River 5, Sussex Tech 1

The Ravens dropped the Henlopen Conference contest after falling behind 3-0 at halftime.

Roman Acosta scored the goal for Tech, which fell to 2-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference.

"IR was the dominant team from the start," said Tech head coach Carlos Villa. "They were aggressive and controlled the midfield and won most of the 50-50 balls."

Tech trailed the Indians 21-17 in shots and 7-3 in corner kicks. Raven goalkeeper Daniel Fitzgerald posted 13 saves.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001
Sussex Tech 3, Smyrna 2

The Ravens posted evened their record at 2-2 overall and rose to 2-1 in the Henlopen Conference on a second half goal by Mauricio Porras.

Tech took a 2-1 halftime lead on goals by Chris Arcos and Brooks Anderson. Anderson was assisted by Roman Acosta.

"We played our best half of soccer this season," said Tech head coach Carlos Villa. "We moved the ball around well and scored two goals early on in the match. We let Smyrna back in the match and made the game much closer than it had to be."

Villa noted the performance of Arcos defensively as well as offensively.

"Chris stood out defensively," said Villa. "His goal was on a wonderful shot from 20 yards out."

Tech held a 34-14 advantage in shots and a 6-4 edge in corner kicks. Goalkeeper Daniel Fitzgerald recorded 6 saves.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001
Sussex Tech 8, Polytech 0

The Ravens posted their first victory of the season in an offensive explosion.

The fireworks were sparked by Brian Griner, Brooks Anderson and Roman Acosta, who scored two goals apiece. Chris Flood and Guy Seiman scored the other goals and Scott Preston contributed two assists.

The Ravens outshot Polytech 34-15 and held a 7-5 advantage in corner kicks.

"This was a good confidence builder for a tough schedule ahead," said Tech head coach Carlos Villa, whose team rose to 1-2 overall and in the Henlopen Conference. "We needed a game like this after the two defeats that could have gone either way."

Monday, Sept. 17, 2001
Hodgson 3, Sussex Tech 2

The Ravens saw a 2-1 halftime lead slip away in the second half as they fell to 0-2 overall.

Brian Griner and Mauricio Porras scored the goals for Tech with Roman Acosta assisting Griner on his goal.

The Ravens were outshot by Hodgson 27-15. Hodgson also held a 12-0 advantage in corner kicks.

"We played a very talented and aggressive Hodgson team," said Tech coach Carlos Villa. "I was pleased by the way we never gave up, but Hodgson had the better team."

Villa praised goalkeeper Daniel Fitzgerald, who recorded 15 saves.

"Daniel Fitzgerald had a great game in goal," said Villa. "He stopped a penalty kick and made many spectacular saves. He kept the score close."

Hodgson's goals were scored by Daniel Bull, Keith ellis and Stephen Davis.

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001
Lake Forest 3, Sussex Tech 1

The Ravens dropped their season- and Henlopen Conference opener despite dominating the match.

Tech outshot Lake Forest 27-13 but could only manage a goal by Roman Acosta on an assist by Mauricio Porras in the first half.

Dathan Zabel recorded a hat trick for Lake Forest.

"Overall, we held possession at midfield and controlled the tempo of the game," said Tech head coach Carlos Villa. "Lake was aggressive and our defense had a hard time with a very skilled Dathan Zabel. We outshot Lake but could not finish our shots."

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