Middle school Phantoms split in weekend at home

The Phantoms middle school soccer team played at home last weekend, delivering a 5-0 shutout to Parks and battling to a 2-0 loss to Northland Prep.

In the first game of the morning against Parks, the Phantoms dominated, pulling ahead by four in the first 10 minutes of play.

Scoring were Luke Streit with an assist from Seth Keil, Jonathan Huff with the assist from Christian Baraga, another by Huff with the assist by Streit and one by Brandon Neely with Keil providing the assist.

At the 29th minute, Rosie Caballero put the icing on the cake, scoring with the assist by Katreena Haswood.

According to Head Coach Ken Hunter, the team showed marked improvement against Northland Prep, compared to their first outing.

"In their first game, Northland Prep dominated," he said. "This time they were pretty evenly matched."

Especially noteworthy was Jack Doryland in goal.

"He had an excellent game and made some big saves," Hunter said.

Other standout players were Jake Harner as sweeper, William Donley and Brandi Gomez on defense and Pergiel and Haswood who played well on the outside, holding their assigned positions.

"That shows real understanding and ability," said Hunter.

Overall the players are maturing in their game, he said, communicating better and sharpening their skills.

"They have been working hard in practice and it shows in their game," he said.

The team travels to Page this weekend for tournament action.

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