The Livingston vs. Millburn rivalry was carried over from the gridiron to the pitch as the Millburn Boys Soccer Club took on the Livingston Club in a 4pm Thursday matchup at Neigel Field.
Coming into this game without having a win in this young 2015 season, the Millers tried to put the heated rivalry to the side and focus on getting the first win. They couldn’t, and, adding insult to injury, Benji Prashker, and Drew Cohn picked up two yellow cards for the Millers . The anticipated physicality of the game certainly took center stage.
The Millers may have been the more physical team, but Livingston jumped out to a 1-0 lead early in the first half on a goal scored by the head of senior Jack Wasserman off the throw-in by Josh Liebowitz.
Millburn was not done yet, though. Sophomore Noah Schwab showed resilience on behalf of the rest of the white shirts as Schwab was able to score from close range off a Drew Cohn corner kick.
Despite the effort that the Millers gave throughout the game, the Lancers were able to slide past Millburn on a late goal scored by Philippe Halaban inside the two minute mark.
As a result of the battle between the two rivals, Livingston improved their record to (3-0) while Millburn fell to (0-3). “We’re just trying to get that first win,” Miller Coach Robinson said.