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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Storm Stronger than The Tsunami

Player of the game with a goal and an assist.
Eureka, California June 2, 2012- The Storm displayed the depth of it's roster well this weekend as newly signed Jorge Serrano and Rafael Funtes got on the board, along with Alex Harrley in a 3-1 win over the Tsunami on Saturday afternoon.

North Coast Tsunami were overshadowed by a Storm that moved in from the south late Friday night .... The Santa Clarita Storm, rolled in for a 1:00pm game Saturday afternoon that only took 1:14 into the game to get on the score board. Martin Glavan worked the ball down field to the 18 yard line, and just as it got away from Martin his brother Richard Galvan was supporting and slid a pass to Jorge Serrano who quickly slipped it passed the Tsunami goalkeeper Sergio Guerrero to take the lead 1 - 0. The storm completely controlled the first half with 2/3 possession from whistle to whistle. However in the 22nd minute on a miscue in the Storm defense, the Tsunami took advantage and evened the score with there only opportunity of the half.

The next 45 minutes began with some of the same, with the Storm in control. As the second half progressed the game started to get chippy. The in the 70th minute Rafael Funetes entered the game and just eight minutes later it was Serrano again, who had the ball on in the six yard line handed it to Funetes who volleyed the ball and notched his first goal for his new team. But it wasn't more then 9 minutes later (87th minute) when the Tsunami fouled midfielder Hany Helmy inside the 18 yard box rewarding the Storm with a penalty kick. Alex Harlley took the kick and put the last goal of the game in for a 3-1 win

The storm will play back at Home Saturday June 9th in a match with the San Diego

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