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San Clemente's Gage Zerboni battles against a JSerra player in the two teams CIF-SS semifinals game on February 26. Photo by Brian Miller
San Clemente’s Gage Zerboni battles against a JSerra player in the two teams CIF-SS semifinals game on February 26. Photo by Brian Miller

San Clemente Times

The San Clemente boys soccer team wasted no time in their February 26 CIF-SS semifinals match against visiting JSerra by scoring two crucial early goals and holding on for a 3-2 win.

The Tritons now advance to play Servite in the Division 1 finals either Friday or Saturday.

Tritons junior midfielder Bryce Kaminski started things off for the home team and scored first for San Clemente, making it 1-0. Senior defenseman Colin Mcdermott then found the back of the net with an assist from senior Gage Zerboni, giving the Tritons a convincing 2-0 lead early in the first half.

JSerra did not go quietly. A quick Lions counter by Alex Duarte cut the Tritons breathing room in half and things stood at 2-1 for some time.

There was less than 20 minutes to go when Tritons junior midfielder Oscar Hernandez provided what would be the deciding goal in the match, putting the Tritons up for good at 3-1.

JSerra would score one more goal late in the game to make it 3-2.

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