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Playing host to several top-ranked teams on the West Coast, the San Clemente boys soccer team found themselves playing Servite in the tournament’s third-place game on Dec. 20.
The Tritons (4-4-1) and the Friars entered the second half deadlocked, 0-0, until Servite’s Elijah Barajas netted the game-winning goal for a 1-0 victory.
The Tritons, who finished fourth in the tournament, defeated Century 3-1 in the opening round before falling to Brophy Prep of Arizona 2-1 in the second round.
Buchanan High School went a perfect 3-0 at the tournament, knocking off Loyola, Servite and Brophy Prep in the finals en route to claiming the tournament hardware.
San Clemente sophomore Tyler Bagley had a standout performance over the three-day event, scoring two goals against Century on Dec. 18. Bagley was the only Triton named to the all-tournament team.
Buchanan’s JT Arruda was named the tournament MVP.