It was a tight match at Comalander Stadium on Friday night as two of the bigger teams in San Antonio did battle. Lee managed a vital win for Lee, as they managed a 3-2 win over Churchill to boost their district title chances.
It was a strong first half that put Lee in control of the match as they scored twice to take the match away from Churchill. Senior midfielder Ernesto Diaz was the player of the match as he was involved in two of the three goals.
It was Diaz who opened the scoring as he was able to create space for himself and hit a powerful shot from outside the box. That shot was hit with enough power that it left the keeper with no chance to give the Volunteers the lead.
Lee kept up the attack and despite strong defense from Churchill they were able to break through for a second late in the half. This time Diaz turned provider as he was able to layoff a ball for junior forward Samuel Gebremariam to run on to and bury the chance, which gave Lee a two goal lead at the break.
Coming out trailing by two goals Churchill were determined to get back in to the match following a difficult first half. They came out attacking and scored the opening goal of the half as senior midfielder Anthony Carballo found space and got a powerful shot away to make it 2-1 and pull the Chargers back in it.
But that was only short lived as Lee quickly restored their two goal lead through another great solo goal. This time it was from freshman forward who showed more experience than his age would suggest to score an impressive goal.
Churchill gave themselves a chance late on after sophomore midfielder Dorian Eguez was able to send in a cross for senior forward Tristan Pettit to send home. But it came too late as Churchill couldn’t kick on and get the equalizer that they needed as Lee finished 3-2 winners.