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posted Oct 16, 2012 - 1:22:46pm
The Deltona Youth Soccer Club (6-1-2) opened the weekend with a 9-0 romp over FC Tampa Valdes.
Fuentes opened the scoring with a quick solo-effort goal, and the score remained, 1-0, at the first water break.
Mayr fed Fuentes a ball from the right midfield to a charging Bebe, who delivered a second goal to make it, 2-0, going into half. The floodgates opened with a third goal from a solo effort from Alejo early into the second half, after which the opposition began to fall apart.
Flores delivered Fuentes a pass from the defense, resulting in a 4-0 strike. Fuentes slid a ball through the defense to Lauren, who drilled a shot before being somersaulted, to make it, 5-0.
Delgato took it to 6-0, with a Beckham upper-right-corner free kick from just outside the box. He quickly followed it up, charging straight down the middle to rifle another shot to make it, 7-0. (He missed a hat trick by a whisker, striking the crossbar, only to have it bounce down and out.)
Cole added number, 8-0, which would normally result in a mercy-rule early finish with seven minutes remaining in the tournament. Britenstein closed out the scoring to make it, 9-0, on a follow-up.
Solid defense from Delgato, Phillips, Britenstein and Flores supported with shut-out goalkeeping by Phillips and Britenstein and the rest of the team made for an impenetrable defense.
On Oct. 7, Deltona (6-2-2) lost to Pinecrest, who are ranked third in the state, 2-5, representing the club's first true test. Riding the earlier 9-0 romp, Deltona came out looking for a continued offensive rally, only to be caught too far up, and quickly gave up a 2-0 lead at the hands of a fast aggressive forward, who was allowed to go one-and-one with our defensive back without cover.
Forced to watch an ugly display of poor sportsmanship following each goal, the game devolved into a physical battle of pushing, shoving and tackles. No one was to leave the field without a bruise or contusion, as the refs "allowed them to play." (Even the sideline judges were openly questioning why calls were not being made.)
Once adjusted, the team valiantly battled back. Kutsko took a pass on the right wing, put on a burst of speed to outrun converging backs, targeted the near post, and tucked a shot low just inside the near post to get us back on the board, 2-1. Mayr tied the game, 2-2, launching a rocket to the far side net from the right side of the goal just into the box, off a Fuentes pass.
Tied 2-2, the opposition team began to fall apart as they argued among themselves. Unfortunately, another fast break resulted in a 3-2 opposition lead, that would build to 5-2, as Deltona tried to retie the game.
On Oct. 8, Deltona (7-2-2) defeated FC Tampa North, 4-1.
Sunday morning found us facing another state-ranked Top 5 team, who had just lost, 2-1, to our prior opponent the day before. But this day, Deltona came out strong, quickly building a 3-0 lead, as Fuentes struck early. Figueroa followed up on Flores' direct kick after a foul on Mayr just outside the box; this took it to 2-0.
Fuentes added a third, taking it, 3-0. The second half proved a closer game as they fought back, and three games began to take a fitness toll. A player tapped in an opposition goal, before Alejo buried a deflected ball to expand the lead to 4-1 in the second half.
Despite having a substantial goal differential advantage, a shutout, and the same record as Pinecrest (who lost to FC Tampa 5-1 on Sunday), Deltona tied on points, but lost on the tiebreaker, having lost the head-to-head with Pinecrest. They failed to make it the tournament final for the first time in five tournaments.
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