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Beamer stays unbeaten in SPSL South
By CASEY OLSON
The Todd Beamer Titans remained on top of the South Puget Sound League South Division with a 3-1 win over the Puyallup Vikings Friday afternoon. The victory improves the first-year school to 3-0 in the South and 5-3-1 overall. Beamer is tied with soccer powerhouses Decatur (3-0) and Curtis (3-0) atop the 10-team league. The Titans will take on Decatur Friday night at Federal Way Memorial Stadium.
Beamers Peyton Lane scored the first of his two goals in the seventh minute of the game on a pass from Sean Davis. Lanes goal made it 1-0 and thats how it stayed until after halftime.
Following the break, Ricco Sanchez took a pass from Connor Edwards and gave the Titans a commanding 2-0 lead in the 53rd minute. Puyallup pulled to within one goal with a score in the 59th minute, but Lane got a pass from Ryan Nendick and finalized the 3-1 Beamer win with a goal in the last minute of the game.
The Gators (6-1-3 overall) remained unbeaten in the SPSL South with a 3-1 win over Bethel Friday night. Decatur tallied three first-half goals in a three-minute stretch, including a pair by sophomore Ciaran OBrien. Jmaar Aina took an OBrien pass for the Gators first goal in the 21st minute and OBrien followed with a penalty kick in the 22nd minute and an unassisted goal a minute later. Bethels lone goal came from Cory Harding in the 74th minute.
The Raiders got a solid 3-0 win over the Emerald Ridge Jaguars Friday night. The win improves TJ to 2-1 in SPSL South play and 7-2-1 overall.
Jefferson got a pair of goals from junior midfielder Rafael Velazquez, including one just 1:24 into the game. Calvin Walsh scored the Raiders other goal on a pass from senior Ricky Getchell.
Tyler Jeffcoat and Chris Vining combined on the shutout in goal.
The Eagles moved to 1-0-2 in the SPSL South with a 2-2 tie against Rogers Friday night. Federal Way got goals from Garet Salisbury in the 33rd minute and Rogers kicked the ball in its own goal for the Eagles second score to erase a 2-0 Rogers lead.
Rogers scored both of their goals in the first 23 minutes of play.
Sports editor Casey Olson: 925-5565, firstname.lastname@example.org