Danny Buitrago scored late as the Crocus Plainsmen beat the Fort Frances Muskies 2-1 at the Beaver Brae high school boys’ soccer tournament on Friday in Kenora, Ont.
The goal came just after starting goaltender Matt Olive saved a penalty kick moments earlier. Alejandro Rodriguez had the other Crocus goal.
Crocus romped through its first two games, beating the Queen Elizabeth Warriors from Sioux Lookout 7-0 on hat tricks by Kevin Lopez and Daniel Lopez and a single from Thomas Romero, with Daniel Marroquin getting the clean sheet.
Marroquin, the team’s backup keeper, was also perfect against the Springs Christian Eagles from Winnipeg in an 8-0 victory. Kevin Lopez scored twice, with Olive, Cruz, Daniel Fakiya, Oludayo Alebiosu, Andres Diaz and Zach Gonty also finding the back of the net.
Crocus will meet the Vincent Massey Vikings this morning in the semifinal after their city rival went 1-2-0.
Massey beat the Dryden Eagles 4-0, with Roman Zaliskyy earning the clean sheet. Jayson Almenderez scored twice, with Sam Caballero and Edwin Urquilla adding singles.
Alex Brodie scored against Kenora’s Beaver Brae Broncos, but after the teams ended regulation tied 1-1, they lost in penalty kicks despite goals from Enrique Hernandez and Gustavo Garcia.
The Vikings also lost 2-1 to the Winnipeg Wesmen in their final game, with Ebenezer Ajogbor finding the back of the net from half. Eduardo Medina played goal in the last two games.
The Crocus girls dropped both of their games, falling 2-0 to Beaver Brae, and then losing 2-1 in a shootout with the Portage Saints. Danna Romero scored the crocus goal.
They play twice today.
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