Soccer: Desert Christian coach Steve Lord earns his 100th victoryby Andy Morales on Sep. 29, 2012, under Sports
September 28-29: Udall Park: Hosted by Desert Christian
The Desert Christian boys (12-1) went undefeated at the Old Pueblo Invitational to give head coach Steve Lord his 100th victory.
Lord entered Saturday’s matches against Show Low (5-6) and San Miguel (1-8) with 98 wins.
Update from team representative Carol Brandon:
After the big win Friday night over Blue Ridge (11-1-1), the Eagles had a hard time getting going. Show Low was a very deep team and was able to sub in fresh legs every two or three minutes. However, the Desert defense was able to hold them to only 4 shots on goal.
Neither team was able to score in the first half. Then at the 54th minute, Allen Bradley scored on a bicycle kick that went over the keeper’s head while he was on the ground.
Desert won the game 1-0.
Desert’s final game of the tournament was against San Miguel.
Ben Brandon scored first on a direct kick that went right through the wall past the keeper.
Next came Allen Bradley with an assist from Ryan Barents. San Miguel hit a beautiful shot over the keeper’s head to make it a 2-1 game going into the half.
Then Desert offense came alive. Again, Brandon started off the scoring with a PK in the 45th minute. In the next minute, Brandon had an assist to Ryan Barents. Ten minutes later, Barents scored again with the assist from Tommy McGuire.
With the comfortable lead, most of the seniors came out to give the younger players some play time. Calvin Smith was moved into the midfield position and was able to drill a beautiful shot in to the goal. The last score came from freshman, Drew Vidal who also took a great shot unassisted. 7-1 Desert Christian.
The 100th victory would not have happened this weekend had it not been for the team’s 1-0 victory over Blue Ridge on Friday night.
Saturday, September 29
Blue Ridge 4, Benson 0
Payson 1, St. Gregory 0
Chino Valley 10, St. Augustine 0
Academy of Tucson 3, St. John’s 2
Desert Christian 1 Show Low 0
1 Half DC 0 SL 0
2 Half DC 1 SL 0
DC Barents 54 min
SL shots 4 DC shots 26 SL saves 9 [Goss] DC saves 4 [Fenema]
Camp Verde 7, San Miguel 1
Blue Ridge 5, Willcox 2
Payson 3, Benson 1
Snowflake 11, St. Augustine 0
Camp Verde 3, St. John’s 1
Academy of Tucson 2, Show Low 1
St. Gregory 0, Chino Valley 4
Desert Christian 7, San Miguel 1
1 Half DC 2 SM 0
2 Half DC 5 SM 1
DC Brandon 7 min
DC Bradley [Barents] 25 min
SM Nogalas 40 min
DC Brandon [PK] 45 min
DC Barents [Brandon] 46 min
DC Barents [McGuire] 56 min
DC Smith 58 min
DC Vidal 65 min
SM shots 1 DC shots 25
SM saves 5 Smith DC saves2 Tucker
Saturday, September 29
Desert Christian 1, Show Low 1
1 Half SL 1 DC 0
2 Half SL 0 DC 1
SL Brannon [Pomeroy] 11 min
DC Boice [Ayers] 44 min
SL shots 6 DC shots 20
SL saves 12 Schinke DC saves 3 Rorrer
Snowflake 2, Camp Verde 1
Payson 1, St. John’s 0
Snowflake 1, Show Low 1
Desert Christian 3, St. John’s 1
1 Half DC 2 SJ 0
2 Half DC 1 SJ 1
DC Butler [Scionti] 23 min
DC Butler [Cray] 28 min
SJ Brown 40 min
DC Butler [Cray] 44 min
DC shots 7 SJ shots 6
DC saves 2 Rorrer SJ saves 5 Anderson
Camp Verde 2, Payson 0
Some info from news release.