Over the July 19-21st weekend, the Santa Clara Sporting 97 boys team won the inaugural Force Adidas Premier Showcase in Cupertino by outscoring their opponents with a combined score of 13-1; the only goal against coming on a penalty kick. The Sporting 97’s won the first three games 4-0, 3-0, and 4-0 including victories over the Diablo and Mustang teams.
The championship match against Turlock was a much tougher game with Sporting jumping out to a 1-0 lead, only to give up a penalty kick shortly before halftime. The boys rallied with a goal by forward Cristian Loza in the last 4 minutes, then held on for the victory. Midfielders Angel Farias, Anthony Orendain-Holguin, and Jordan Juarez each netted 3 goals over the weekend with defender Justin Yee-Sparkman, and forwards Tony Sierra and Josiah Romero rounding out the scoring. Congratulations to the team and coaches.