Soccer

Walnut Creek Soccer Club

Boys 17U Division

The U17 Walnut Creek Menace, coached by former Santa Clara standout and MLS player Peter Lowry, defeated PAC San Jose Indios (currently ranked No.1 in NorCal standings) 2-1 in the De Anza Force Adidas Premier Showcase Tournament championship game on July 20, in Cupertino.

Left winger Clark Jordan (Miramonte) opened the scoring midway through the first half with a blast into the right side netting from just inside the penalty box. Man of the match, goalkeeper John Adranly (Campolindo) had a personal best 16 saves in the championship game. Striker Pablo Vendrell (Las Lomas) doubled the Menace lead midway through the second half after a nice counter-attack and flick pass from midfielder Ryan Hathaway (Northgate).

After a barrage of shots on goal in the final 15 minutes, PAC San Jose Indios cut the lead in half with only seconds to play, but the Menace held on for the 2-1 victory.



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