SBP COMPLETES REGULAR SEASON; 2 MORE VICTORIES WILL COMPLETE ANOTHER UNBEATEN YEAR

Oct. 25, 2019

St. Benedict’s, the unanimous No. 1 ranked team in the country, had its final regular season game on Friday – a 6-0 verdict over Newark East Side – and seems to be clicking on all cylinders heading into Tuesday’s start of the State Prep A Tournament.

The Gray Bees wrapped up the regular season with a 17-0-1 mark, and with two more victories in the state tournament, coach Jim Wandling's team will complete a third successive season without a loss. 

Rhys Armstrong (pictured) sandwiched a pair of assists around a goal of his own during a four-goal first half outburst against East Side at Newark’s Ironbound Stadium.

Zemi Rodriguez, Preston Rushmore and Tony Yeboah also scored before the halftime break. Armstrong and Thiago Quintanhila added goals after intermission.

SBP, which is riding a 55-game unbeaten streak, opens state tournament play at 4 p.m. Tuesday against Hun at Riverfront Park. A win in the semifinals against Hun will give the Gray Bees a berth in the state final on Friday (Nov. 1), also at Riverfront.