San Jacinto Varsity Soccer Boys defeat Elsinore 4-1

Photo by Corey Evan / The Valley Chronicle
Team Captain Paul Rojas scores for San Jacinto against Elsinore.

■ By Corey Evan / Sports Reporter

Every soccer game is interesting to someone… especially when both teams playing share a mascot. Last Thursday saw the San Jacinto varsity boys playing soccer against those of Elsinore High School… And both are Tigers. They played like tigers, too.

The game started out relatively calmly last Thursday as the sun began to set on the San Jacinto Valley. The ball was exchanged back and forth between the two tiger ambushes until Allan Venegas scored the first goal of the game in the last two minutes of the first half.
A light rain descended on the Tiger Stadium as the second half got underway. Thankfully, no electronics or team spirits were drowned. Jorge Arias scored 15 minutes into the second half. Team Captain Raul Rojas added a third goal to San Jacinto’s tally with less than 20 minutes in regulation. Jonathan Cabrera brought in a fourth whammy five minutes later. Elsinore managed to pull in a goal in the last five minutes of the game, but that was too little too late. San Jacinto took this game 4-1. The Tiger boys are now 5-2-2 for the season.
Today’s game, however, was all about separating the boys from the men… or the cubs from the big cats. And San Jacinto’s boys proved once again that they’re the big cats.

Photo by Corey Evan / The Valley Chronicle
Action shot taken during last Thursday’s soccer game.

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