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Comets top Wildcats for tournament title

Stephanie King

After three days of play, the middle school boys’ soccer season came down to Friday’s tournament championship. The championship game featured the SERMS Wildcats taking on the SAMS Comets.

From the start, you could tell this one was going to be a battle as both teams came ready to play. Both teams had a couple of great looks at the goal early in the first half, but it would be the Comets who got on the board first. Elvin Castillo Lopez gave the Comets a 1-0 lead when he put the ball in the back of the net with his head at the 22:17 mark. SERMS tightened up their defense and held the Comets scoreless for the next ten minutes. The Wildcats made a couple of runs toward the game, but could not score against the SAMS’ defense. The Comets would take a 2-0 lead with just under fourteen minutes left off a breakaway goal from Brandon Santos. SERMS’ keeper challenged the shot, but Santos was too quick and got the ball into the open goal. The Comets looked to take their 2-0 lead into the half, but the Wildcats had other ideas. With fifteen seconds left, Yane Jaimes put the Wildcats on the board. At the half, SAMS led 2-1.

The second half of play was all defense as neither team could score. SAMS tried to add to their lead, but the Wildcats challenged to keep the game within reach. SERMS had a couple of great looks at the goal but were unsuccessful. After thirty minutes of play, the Comets picked up a 2-1 win over SERMS to win the middle school boys’ soccer tournament.

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