SSN Surf Taco Week 5 Boys Soccer Player of the Week

Lupo Ryder, Raritan

The Rockets roared out of the gate in 2020 with two seven-goal performances in a sweep of Red Bank Catholic in games played on Thursday and Saturday.

While there were a host of scorers accounting for the 14 goals in the two games, Ryder stood out by scoring five of them. The sophomore striker led the way with a goal and an assist in the opening-day win, then went off for four in Saturday’s 7-0 win over the Caseys.

Saturday's four goals matched Ryder's season total from 2019, when he put up a quartet of goals as a freshman at the varsity level - the most by any Raritan player returning in 2020.

Raritan sophomore Lupo Ryder. (Photo provide by Raritan Soccer)
Raritan sophomore Lupo Ryder. (Photo provide by Raritan Soccer)

Ryder collected 44 percent of the vote in the Week 1 contest, beating out Ocean junior Michael Reid (22 percent) and Freehold Township senior Zach Orrico (19). All Player of the Week winners will receive a Surf Taco gift card.


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