SOCCER: Brownell boys capture league title

SOCCER: Brownell boys capture league title

SAN JOSE – The Brownell Middle School boys soccer team put
another exclamation point on an already exciting season with a
league championship, defeating previously undefeated Davis 3-1 on
Tuesday in San Jose to claim the title.
SAN JOSE – The Brownell Middle School boys soccer team put another exclamation point on an already exciting season with a league championship, defeating previously undefeated Davis 3-1 on Tuesday in San Jose to claim the title.

The Bruins, who finish the regular season 9-0 overall and 7-0 in league, had already clinched a spot in the playoffs last week and will have the No. 1-seed in the postseason as a result of the win Tuesday.

Eight grader Marco Zamora tallied all three goals for the Bruins, getting assists from eighth-grade captains Carlos Jiminez and Juan Barragan, and seventh grader Alan Hermosillo.

A 1-1 tie at the half quickly turned into a 3-1 bruins lead after Zamora scored in the 45th and 52nd minutes.

The Bruins were eliminated from playoff contention by Davis last season.

“The boys came out in the second half determined to avenge that loss,” head coach Trudi Souza wrote in an e-mail.

Goalie Martin Sanchez came through with nine saves to hold the two-goal lead. Sanchez has some help from his defenders including, Antony Ambriz and Ricardo Solorza, to help thwart some threatening Davis cornerkicks and set pieces.

“At the beginning of the season we were short on defensive players, so many of the guys have stepped up to play defense for the team” Souza wrote.”

The Bruins have outscored opponents 56-14 this season.

Playoffs begin next week in San Jose.

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