5/3 Soccer Bridgeport ~ Manson 1st in League
Manson Trojans Hold 1st Place ~ Win League
Score: Manson 5 – Bridgeport 0
Date: 5/3/12 Place: Bridgeport
Record – League/Overall: 9 – 1, 10 – 3 - 2
Significance of the game: Needed to win the game to hold on to 1st place and win our league.
Individual highlights: Olegario Orozco 2 goals, 1 assist. Octavio Lopez 5 saves in the shutout, 1 assist.
Team Highlights: We played hard to take league championship, played team defense to earn another shutout ( 5th this season). Manson opened the scoring in the 30th minute when goalkeeper Octavio Lopez kicked the ball from his own 18 yd box the length of the field and Olegario volleyed it in. Just 4 minutes later Cristian Montes made a run down the right side, faked the Bridgeport goalkeeper and shot the ball in the net from a near-impossible angle. The first half ended 2 – 0. Seven minutes into the second half Manson made it 3 – 0 on another goal by Olegario Orozco finishing a great cross from Oscar Ocampo. Later in the half Olegario crossed the ball into the box and Angel Grageda put it in the net. Manson’s final goal came from a great cross by Alex Valencia and Alex Fajardo headed it in.
Coach Hodges and Coach Thomas are really proud of this team, they have a lot of heart and deserved this win and the league title.
When, where and against whom is your next game: We start District Play-offs on Saturday 5/5/12 in Manson at 3 pm. Opponent still to be determined.