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February 12, 2013 > Mission San Jose Soccer Season Ends

Mission San Jose Soccer Season Ends

By Kenny Jacoby
Photos By Mike Heightchew

The Mission San Jose Warriors finished their soccer season this week, splitting its final two league games against the Moreau Catholic Mariners and James Logan Colts. The Warriors finished their season with an MVAL record of 4-6-5.

On Wednesday, Mission San Jose dominated Moreau Catholic, by a final score of 4-1. The Warriors held a 2-0 lead at halftime, which would be all they needed to secure the victory. Mission San Jose Senior Izze Shafi led the Warrior attack with a hat trick, on a diving header and two perfectly placed shots into the corner of the net. The win was a huge turnaround from the Warriors' last game against the Mariners on the Moreau home turf, as Moreau commanded with a 4-2 victory.

On Friday, the Warriors played its last league game against the James Logan Colts. The momentum swayed back and forth through halftime and for much of the second half, and neither team was able to find the back of the net. Late in the second half, after two shots on goal saved by Senior Brandon Facha, the ball ricocheted right to the feet of the Logan striker, who punched the ball in for a goal. Mission San Jose had a few more chances with minutes left to go in the game, but they were unable to capitalize. The game ended in a 1-0 win for the Colts.

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