Varsity Boys Soccer

Palo Alto 2, Cupertino 1

Date of competition: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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After failing to win a single match last season in the SCVAL De Anza Division, the Palo Alto boys' soccer team made a massive improvement to finish 8-3-1 in the El Camino Division following a 2-1 victory over host Cupertino on Wednesday in a regular-season finale. The Vikings (13-5-2 overall) now will await this weekend's seeding meeting to see if they have qualified for the Central Coast Section playoffs.

Cupertino grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute and made it hold up for the halftime lead. The Pioneers played a defensive game after the initial goal and continued to frustrate Paly's opportunities. The game stayed tight, even after Paly's first goal with Cupertino continuing a tough defensive stand. The game finally opened up after a Cina Vazir shot bounced off the cross bar and Chris Meredith nailed a header into the upper right corner for the deciding goal. Vazir got the equalizer. Alex Chin, Kirby Gee, Jacob Dorward, Steve Blatman, and Neal Biswah teamed together to limit Cupertino to two shots on goal in the game.

posted by Palo Alto Online on Feb 13, 2013 at 8:25 pm

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