Stevens has continued their strong boys varsity form as they managed a big 6-1 win over Brennan on Tuesday night at the Northside Field. The win fully confirms Stevens place in the playoffs for District 28-6A alongside Clark and Brandeis, while Brennan are already eliminated.
The star was undoubtedly Stevens’ junior forward Phillip Duenez who managed a hat-trick as he was able to score three of the last four goals in the match. Duenez also laid off an assist for a goal from junior midfielder Oscar Munoz who also managed a multiple goal game, scoring two and assisting in two, one of which was scored by Duenez.
Despite those two scoring, the first goal of the match, which came early, involved neither of the two stars. It was senior defensive midfielder Kaden Munoz who had the assist as he was able to send a ball in the box for senior midfielder Eli Garza who buried the chance.
The second goal was all Munoz as he was able to create space by himself and get away a powerful shot which left Emiliano Rodriguez in the Brennan goal with no chance. He then went on to give his first assist as Munoz set up Duenez well for his first goal of the match.
The two combined again moments later as Dunez turned provider setting up Munoz for his second goal. That was only a momentary interruption to Dunez’s goal scoring as he received another Munoz pass moments later for his second and Stevens’ fifth.
It was senior defender Alan Reyes who was able to set up the sixth for Stevens as he found Dunez, wrapping up his hat-trick and a big win. There was one bright moment for Brennan as senior midfielder Juan Gutierrez set up junior midfielder Caleb Barrera for what was only a consolation goal.