National Premier Soccer Leagues
Santa Clarita Storm 2
San Diego Boca 2
Despite a 2-0 lead by the 32 minute mark the dominating possession for most of the game the last 25 minute is what counted. Storms Alex Harlley (who is the Nephew of EPL player Emmanual Adebayor ) picked up a pass from forward Stephen Martines minute and a half in, from outside the 18 slapped a shot to the far post past the unexacting keeper Steve Gonzalez. then just 30 minutes later while battling for control within the 6 yard line Storms Forward and Captain Stephen Martines took a turn and fired the ball along the goal line and caught the far post to put the Storm up by 2. in the 65 minute Storms defender Robbie Gouk fouled Boca's Juan Bernal and on the plenty kick the Boca came within one.
Then the possession changed that seemed to spark the lack of play the Boca seem to have to that point and started controlling the ball something they had problems with all game. The SD Boca started controlling most of the possession by the 80th minute, and in extra time with a minute left Boca's Juan Bernal got his second goal of the game on a restart from the 18 and placed it above the Strom's keeper Steven Rodriguez. The Boca with an excellent come back split points in the season opener with there competition from the North in Santa Clarita
Storm keeper Steven Rodriguez with 6 saves
Boca keeper Steve Gonzalez with 2 saves
Storm 3 Cautions
Boca with 4 Cautions
Storm 12 fouls
Boca 13 fouls,.
Storms player of the game Captain Steven Martines with a goal and an assist.
Boca's player of the game Juan Bernal. with two goals one the tying game saver in stoppage time.