It’s been a bit of a rebuilding year with an eye toward the future for the Marlboro boys soccer team.
Under first-year head coach Will Gould, Marlboro enters the second week of October with a 0-11-2 overall record.
Last Friday, Isaac Ball and Cameron Elslager each scored a goal apiece to lift Freehold Borough to a 2-1 victory over Marlboro in Marlboro. The loss marked Marlboro’s seventh setback thus far this season in games decided by two goals or less.
“Right now at this point of the season, we are starting eight underclassmen, trying to really prepare the team for next year,” said Gould, who came over from nearby Rumson-Fair Haven, where he was the head man for the past four seasons. “We have had a lot of one- and two-goal games, but with the post-season out of play, it’s really about preparing next year’s guys for next season.”
Sophomore midfielder Max Shushkovsky has led the team offensively with a team-high four assists, along with fellow sophomore midfielders Noah Rosen and Mike Steinberg.
A full slate of games is on tap for this week as Marlboro plays three of its next four games on the road, starting with a visit to Freehold Township on Tuesday, October 10. A trip to Colts Neck follows on Thursday, before a trip back home on Monday, October 16 to face Ranney.
The stretch of games ends with a visit to Neptune next Tuesday, October 17.