San Diego, California- May 5 the Santa Clarita Storm and the San Diego Flash, the two teams still undefeated in the South West Conference of the National Premier Soccer Leagues faced each other Saturday. Flash, with two points on top of the Storm had a lot to gain and a lot on the line. The storm had three scoring chances, but came up empty. (Two of those on penalty kicks) .
It was at Del Notre High School in San Diego where the teams clashed in a battle for first place and bragging rights. The first 43 minutes of the game was a push from both teams with the Storm out shooting the Flash however in the last 2 and half minutes of the half. When the Flash’s David Bakal who took a shot from the left of the keeper and about 20 yards out, and caught the defense of the Storm off guard and blasted it right by keeper Steven Rodriguez. Then just one minute later flash’s Brandon Zuniga put a second goal in before the half.
The second half the Storm came out strong but nothing seem to go as planned. The Flash knew the record of the Storm and its ability to score, so they had a very well laid out plan to stop the aggressive scoring of the Storm and that plan worked. The Storm had trouble completing its continuing attack on the Flash. In the 75th minute Nelson Pizarro of the Flash, pick up the third goal for his team. The Flash countered attacked for the next 15 min., Stephen Martines had an opportunity from across from Jayro Martinez in front of the net but was turned away by keeper Nicolas Harpel. Harpel saved the game for the Flash, not only with that save but also with Tyler Coombes and Martines who both had penalty kick opportunities but Harpel turned all attempts away, to earn his clean sheet.