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Medfield soccer caps perfect season

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The 2020 season could not have been more unconventional for Medfield High School boys varsity soccer.

The unpredictability of COVID-19 spikes around the TVL and the state of Massachusetts added a heightened sense of uncertainty throughout the entire season for all Fall I athletes. Every game had the potential to be the last one of the season, if a spike occurred at their school or an opposing school. Soccer players were also forced to adjust to new rules conforming to the MIAA's imposed COVID-19 regulations, such as no throw-ins, not being allowed to head the ball and no postseason.

Despite all the uncertainty of a potential cancelled season, and the adversity of adjusting to new rules, Medfield's varsity boys soccer team banded together and accomplished the ultimate goal under the current circumstances: a perfect season.

This past weekend, the Warriors capped off their 2020 season with a pair of dominant wins against Norwood, 6-0 at home on Saturday and 5-1 on the road at Norwood on Sunday, finishing the year 10-0-0.

Jan Passas gave Medfield a 1-0 lead less than a minute in on Saturday with a lefty boot off a free kick. Jake Kraemer doubled the lead to 2-0 off a feed from Colin Quint to make it 2-0 after one quarter of play. James Layden launched home a goal from a distance to open up the second quarter and made it a 3-0 game. Kraemer put home his second of the day near the end of the first half, this time coming on a penalty kick, and Medfield took a commanding 4-0 lead into halftime. Ben Previte added a pair of second half goals as Medfield prevailed by the 6-0 final.

In Sunday's season finale, Jake Kraemer again scored a pair of goals to go along with tallies by Layden, Passas and Matt Perachi as the Warriors cruised to a 5-1 win.

For funny and incisive sports analysis as well as video highlights of games, follow Mike Flanagan on his personal Twitter and Instagram handles @flano0.

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