Union boys’ soccer captures UCC’s Mountain Division crown; UCT co-champ Farmers go from 0-16-3 to 16-0-4 in one year

One of the best one-year turnarounds in Union County sports history is complete. One year after the Union boys’ soccer team had one of its worst records at 0-16-3 – the Farmers also only won three games two years ago – Union finished a spectacular 2018 campaign with an unbeaten record of 16-0-4.
The Farmers dropped down to the Mountain Division and won the division championship with a record of 10-0-1. Union also went 2-0-2 vs. teams in the upper Watchung Division.
The co-Union County Tournament champions clinched the division with a 2-0 home win over Dayton last Wednesday night. Scoring his 28th goal was senior Andre Vieira. That’s the most goals during the tenure of 11th-season head coach Lester Lembryk.
Vieira is a four-year varsity letter-winner and three-year varsity starter. Vieira and fellow seniors Matt Rocha and goalkeeper Manny Melendez were named first team All-County by the county coaches. Sophomore Jeremy Fonseca was a second team selection.
“This was just an incredible season and I couldn’t be prouder of the boys,” Lembryk said.