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Varsity Hawks Win CLHS Soccer Classic

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Varsity Hawks Win CLHS Soccer Classic

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Canyon Lake Hawk Michael Carpenter uses his head in win over San Antonio Christian Academy on Saturday. Image by MJR Photography.

The Canyon Lake High School boys varsity soccer team defeated San Antonio Christian Academy, 4 – 1 on Saturday to win the championship game of the 2019 Canyon Lake High School Soccer Classic.

HilltopNewsPaper.com reports:

“Canyon Lake beat San Antonio Christian (SAC) in a shoot-off after tying score with 14 seconds left in regulation play. The win came in the championship game of this week’s Canyon Lake Soccer Classic.

It was a blustery day, as the winds were relentless throughout this contest, blowing in from the northwest and sending the ball easily to the south side of the playing field.

As it turned out, after a scoreless first half, it was a goal scored in the 33rd-minute mark in the second half when Fernando Gallegos assisted the leading scorer for SAC, Noah Platzer, for that first score.

The wind was a factor as a simple pass would go much further than wanted and out rolling a teammate to see the opposing team take the ball and advance against the wind or the ball leaving the field of play without any resistance. That would be a common occurrence for the whole match.

Canyon Lake played against the wind to start the game and both teams struggled to find a rhythm and hence a scoreless first half.

With that first goal by SAC, the Hawks would be on the attack for much of the second half but would come up empty on many occasions after a pass missing it’s mark and going out of play time and time again.”

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