Boy’s Soccer Falls to Northern Burlington in Final Division Match of Season

Boy’s Soccer Falls to Northern Burlington in Final Division Match of Season

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Boy’s soccer dropped their final division match of the 2016 season to Northern Burlington Tuesday by a 2-0 score.

Cinnaminson is now 6-9-1 overall and 5-7 in the Liberty. The Pirates finish the 2016 campaign in fourth place in the division.

“We have to have the mindset of the next guy needs to step up,” head coach Jason Meile said.

“When you’re not on the field you have to have the mindset that Coach is going to call my name at any minute. It’s not just those guys. Whatever combination we had on the field just didn’t have the desire to win today.”

Northern Burlington is 9-8-1 overall and 6-5-1 in the Liberty. The Greyhounds finish 2016 in third place in the division.

“Believe it or not, that game was for third place in the division and we didn’t play like we cared at all,” Miele said. “Unfortunately, this is what happens.”

With the loss the Pirates were swept by the Greyhounds in the regular season series by a combined score of 5-2.

Northern Burlington led 2-0 at the break after adding their second goal with just 20 seconds left in the first half.

The Pirates struggled to get the offense going in the second half, recording just two shots on goal.

Those two shots came with under two minutes remaining in the match.

The Pirates mustered just five shots on the day.

Christian Herdt and Ethan Shaw notched the goals for the Greyhounds. Both players scored in the 3-2 win for Northern Burlington earlier this season.

The Pirates visit Bordentown on Thursday at 3:45pm. They conclude the regular season Friday at home against Palmyra at 3:30pm.

“We’re not focused on what we do,” Miele said. “We’re focused on what other teams are doing. We’re focused on what we perceive as being unfair.”

“We need to lose that mindset and focus on ourselves. Once we start thinking unselfishly and help my team, I’m confident we can be dangerous.”

Playoff seeds will be announced tomorrow. Stick with Cinn City News for all playoff information.

“This group now, I genuinely think they like each other,” Miele said. “They work well together. Our problem is, we don’t concentrate for 80 minutes. We have lapses in concentration.”

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com