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U17 Boys State Cup Finals Recap

U17 Boys State Final

Marin FC 1, Santa Clara Sporting 0 (PK’s)

Man of the Match: Erik Portillo

While this one was predicted to be a shootout, the match between Santa Clara Sporting and Marin FC produced few chances, and even fewer quality chances.

Marin appeared ready to take the advantage in the 75th minute when a Sporting player was shown his second yellow card, but the numerical disadvantage only seemed to strengthen Santa Clara.

After 90 minutes of hard-fought action, the game became the first, and only, final to go to overtime, where the two sides traded blows for 20 minutes, but were ultimately unable to decide a winner.

So to kicks from the mark it went, and each side started well, scoring on their first shots.

But then it all went wrong for Santa Clara Sporting, who missed a penalty wide left, and then saw one saved by Marin goalkeeper Erik Portillo, who had also been instrumental in regular time in keeping Sporting off the board.

U17 Boys Gold Cup

Clovis Crossfire 2, San Juan Iain 0

U17 Boys Silver Cup

Mustang Red 3, Odyssey South White 2

U17 Boys Bronze Cup

Tahuichi FC White 6, Mustang Black 5