HOOSICK, N.Y. — Sam DeMello left his position as boys’ soccer coach at Putnam Science Academy last year after one season to take the same job at Hoosac School in upstate New York. He took four Mustangs with him.
But there were two big players who chose to stay at PSA, and the duo proved to be the difference in PSA’s game at Hoosac April 18, as Aidan Muller assisted on Kaone Kolagano’s goal in the 75th minute to propel the Mustangs to a 1-0 win.
“Absolutely, 100 percent this win means something more,” Muller said. “Big ego game for me personally. I have so much respect for Sam and my former teammates. It means so much to win this.”
Said Kolagano, who has a team-leading six goals in three games: “It’s a great win for us. With everything going on around it, it was a game we talked about. Hoosac is a very good team so to beat them on top of that was very good for us.”
Mateo Gularte made seven saves, including three or four at point-blank range, for the Mustangs (3-0).
Coach Ryan Dunnigan said, “He took control of his box, was very composed. Without him in goal we do not keep a clean sheet.”
Added Muller: “I’m so proud of this team. We played the last 10 minutes down a man. So many guys were cramping up. It’s just a big win for us. The guys fought hard, real hard. We deserved it. I’m really so proud of these guys.”
Stephen Nalbandian
Sports Information Director
Putnam Science Academy


RocketTheme Joomla Templates