We played against North Phoenix Prep at Moon Valley tonight. We came out and played well from the beginning and won 8-0. Jacob Wood, Mario Montoya, Omar Escammila, Alex Ibanez, Chris Granados, and Muhammed Alkhakany scored goals today. We’ve been having some good practices of late and it was good to see the results on the field. We have an important game on Thursday and hope to continue playing well.
The Lady Falcons traveled to Casteel for their 2016 season opener. North Pointe worked as has hard as possible to defend their side of the field and put balls into the back of their opponents net, yet were outscored 8-0. Several injuries made it difficult for the Lady Falcons to keep their heads in the game. “Staying focused in difficult games such as these is our take away. Losses will happen yet losing our composure is not part of a winning formula – lessons learned for the next match.” said Coach Gil.
We had a very important game against Glendale Prep, needing a win to keep our playoff hopes alive. Our defense was great again all game. We created a few good chances to score but just couldn’t finish. The score was tied 0-0 at half. Glendale Prep went up 1-0 on a penalty kick with about 20 minutes to play. We knew we had to score so we were on the attack for the rest of the game. Right before time ran out Mario Montoya crossed the ball to the middle and Erick Padilla made a beautiful volley straight into the back of the net. The final whistle blew right after and we were headed into extra time. A few minutes into extra time Christian Escobar made a perfect free kick to give us the lead 2-1. We held onto the lead and kept our playoff chances alive. We finished the season 7-4 (9-5 including a mid season tourney) and are right on the bubble to make the playoffs, depending on some other scores. “Obviously we want to make the playoffs but even if we don’t I am very proud of this team and the way they battled all year,” said Coach Harrison.