Seahawks top Baker, Freeport for district wins

Julio Ramirez

Julio Ramirez warms up with pre-game stretches.

DAVID ADLERSTEIN | the Times
Published: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 03:15 PM.

The Seahawks boys soccer team nailed down back-to-back wins last week, downing Baker 4-1 at home Friday night, and then traveling to Freeport Saturday morning to notch a 7-2 triumph.

Against Baker, the Franklin County boys fell behind 1-0 in the first half, but then woke up and roared back after the intermission to win 4-1 for the Seahawks’ first home district game.

“The boys struggled during the first half, but we made arrangements to break down Baker's defensive wall,” said Coach Ramon Valenzuela.

We told the boys to get themselves centered in the second half and learn from their mistakes. The team was instructed to play smarter, not just harder. The boys responded and began passing the ball as well as we have seen them do it during practice,” said Valenzuela, who is assisted by Stacey Kirvin.

“We, as coaches, were pleased to see how the players were using our strategies,” said Valenzuela. “The boys understood, played and scored just like they are should. They shook off the frustration of losing during the first half and came back to win with style.”

Both junior Graham Kirvin and senior Zack Howze had two goals in the game, with Junior Alex Causey providing a pair of assists.

Saturday’s game against Freeport was another district game, and before it began, the team was encouraged to start the game with confidence and shoot the ball to their net.



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