The Falcons came up short against Scottsdale Christian by a score of 5-1. Offensively, the boys were lead by Joel Pfister who recorded his first goal of the year, and Tame Al-Taee who came within inches of scoring twice in the game. Defensively great efforts were turned in by Brayan Mendoza and Daniel Pacheco. “The team went through quite a bit this week and we had to play most of the second half with ten players due to a few of our guys getting hurt during the game. Despite that, the boys showed a lot of heart and never quit fighting,” Coach Scott said after the game.
Today, the Falcons were defeated by North Phoenix Prep by a score of 6-1. The lone goal scorer was Kevin Valenzula. Great defensive efforts were turned in by Damien Missman, Weston Lanier and Sam Garlick. “This team is getting better, but in soccer, teams tend to capitalize on little mistakes. Today we let to many little mistakes turn into goals. We are going to work hard in practice this week to make sure that we don’t have more little mistakes turn into big defeats,” Coach Scott said after the game.
The Falcons were in action in the league semi-finals against the Chandler Prep Titans on Thursday night. Despite their effort, heart and desire to play one more game together, the boys season ended on a sour note with a 3-0 loss. Game Captains Jaime Garcia and Kris Rivera played every second of this game and were vital to our success this season. “Great games were played by everyone and they fought down to the very last second of the game. I would like to say what an honor and privilege it was to coach this team all season long. I can’t wait to see this team compete for State Championships in the very near future. The talent on this team is something special,” Coach Scott said after the game.
The Falcons soccer team opened the playoffs with an incredible 2-0 shut out win over Cicero Prep. Alex Ibanez scored the opening goal early in the second half. Game captain Chris Granados added insurance with another goal with about 12 minutes left to go in the contest. Goalkeeper Nathan Cauthren recorded his 5th shutout this season. “During Monday’s practice, the guys kept talking about how they didn’t want that to be their last practice. It is truly inspiring to see these guys compete so that they can have another practice and another game together,” Coach Scott said after the game.