SNEAK PEEK: Bristol Central boys soccer

Last year was a disappointment for Bristol Central boys soccer and head coach Bruce Mazzochi. 
It was the first year for Mazzochi, who had great expectations for the Rams. Those expectations never materialized, and Central finished with a record of 3-12-1.

Bristol Central head coach Bruce Mazzochi.

Mazzochi and the Rams have moved on, and they have been working hard toward the 2015 campaign.
“This year, this bunch of guys, there’s a real good team focus here,” Mazzochi said during practice last Friday.
Mazzochi said the goal is to bring consistency to the program. That starts with hard work, which has been supplied by his players.
“We’re basically all on the same page, we’re all speaking the same lingo,” Mazzochi said.
Central will be led by seniors like Jason Sarmiento, Nick Sassu and Zachary Aldieri, but there are some other solid contributors who give Mazzochi some good vibes about this season.

Bristol Central junior Max Naranjo.

Mazzochi is also feeling better physically after having hip surgery.
Bristol Central starts the 2015 season tomorrow night against 2014 CCC champion Maloney at Falcon Field in Meriden. The match is scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. BC opens its home schedule on Wednesday, Sept. 16 against Berlin at 3:45 p.m.
The Rams will play in the new Blue Division of the South Region of the revamped Central Connecticut Conference.
What does all that mean?
It means new opponents for Central. The Rams will play two matches apiece against newcomers New Britain, Newington and Wethersfield, along with two against city rival Bristol Eastern. 
Central will also play one crossover match each against White Division foes Berlin, Maloney, Middletown, Plainville, Platt and Rocky Hill.