|The SCCAL game was played at Depot Field in Santa Cruz under clear skies and dry field conditions.
The first half had both teams playing hard and aggressive. Santa Cruz had 4 shots on goal while Soquel had 3 shots on goal during the first half. The score at half time was - Santa Cruz 0 to Soquel 0.
The second half was played with the same intensity and aggressiveness. Santa Cruz scored in the 68th minute when senior Gerardo Hernandez scored the goal on a free kick. Santa Cruz had 8 shots on goal the second half while Soquel had 3 shots on goal. The game ended with the score - Santa Cruz 1 to Soquel 0.
Senior captain, goalkeeper Kevin Halasz had 6 goalie saves during the game. Kevin Halasz is a strong athletic goalie with an aggressive attitude. The Santa Cruz defense played physical and solid while preventing shots on their goal and suppressing the Soquel attack. The defense was lead by senior team captain Trevor Ross (sweeper), freshman Tanner Akol (FB), freshman Slater Meehan (FB) and junior Diego Pio (stopper).
Santa Cruz midfielders, senior Shakaim Redrovan, senior Gerardo Hernandez, junior Filimon Richardson, sophomore Ethan Gomez and junior Felipe Camberos also played solid and physical. The Santa Cruz forwards, senior Cesar Aguilar and freshman John Chronopoulos maintained the pressure on Soquel the entire game with their speed and relentless attacking of the oppositions goal.