Boys Varsity Soccer played against Sedona at Moon Valley tonight and won in overtime 2-1. The guys played great tonight and gave everything they had for all 100 minutes. Sedona scored after about 20 minutes to go up 1-0 and the score stayed the same until half. We came out super agressive in the second half and were able to score after about 15 minutes. Tame Al-Taee scored the goal off a corner kick after a blocked shot by Chris Granados. The rest of regulation was back and forth but neither team could score so we went into overtime. About 5 minutes into overtime Elvis Martinez scored a huge goal off a pass from Brayan Juarez. We were able to hold on for the win in a very exciting and long game. With the win we finished 3-1 in our region and in a three way tie for first place. “I am very proud of this group of guys. We worked real hard all year. And it’s great to see us finish the season playing so well.”
Boys Varsity Soccer played against Anthem Prep today and won 8-1. We had a great game and got a lot of guys involved in scoring. Joel Pfister, Ali Al-Shiteawi, and Ali Al-Taee all scored their first goals of the season. Chris Granados got a hat trick and Jacob Wood and Tame Al-Taee scored as well. Brayan Juarez, Brian Mahs, Jacob Wood, and Chris Granados each had assists. “We have been playing real well the last couple games and hope to continue with our last game of the season next week”
Boys Varsity Soccer played against Horizon Honors at Cortez tonight. This was probably the best game we’ve played all season. At half we were tied 0-0. About 10 minutes into the second half Chris Granados played a great through ball to Jacob Wood who beat the keeper one on one to give us the 1-0 lead. We held the lead for about 15 minutes despite lots of pressure from Horizon. Unfortunately we made 2 mistakes late in the game and Horizon capitalized and won the game 2-1. Despite the outcome we took a big step forward with our play tonight and hope to continue the momentum in our last two games.
Boys Varsity Soccer played against Veritas at Apollo tonight. Veritas scored first about 20 minutes into the game. We scored shortly after on an assist from Tame Al-Taee to Jacob Wood and went into half tied 1-1. Unfortunately we got outplayed in the second half and lost 1-4. We have another game tomorrow and hope to turn things around.
Boys varsity soccer played agains North Phoenix Prep tonight. We looked rusty after the break but came away with the 2-1 win. Tame Al-Taee opened the scoring to put us up 1-0. A few minutes later Ali Al-Taee had a nice assist to Chris Granados to give us the 2-0 in the second half. We were able to hold on for the 2-1 win. We play 2 more games this week and hope to come away with some more wins.
Boys varsity soccer played against a very good Casteel team tonight and lost 0-11. The guys played hard all game but we were just overmatched. Ali Al-Taee gave us some good energy tonight and hustled all over. There’s not a ton of positive to take from this game but we hope to have better results in our next game on Wednesday.
Boys varsity soccer played against Valley Christian tonight. We played great the first half and we’re tied 2-2 at half time. Chris Granados scored both the goals from some real nice kicks. One of the goals was from a free kick that was set up by Elvis Martinez who drew a foul just outside the box. We were outplaying them in the second half but got scored on from a wild shot. The wheels fell off after the goal and we ended up losing 2-6. We hope to learn from our mistakes and see that we can’t have any mental lapses or the opponent will make us pay.