The El Toro High School Chargers came out strong on Saturday at Serrano Middle school, shocking Tesoro High School by coming away with a 7-5 victory.
El Toro set the tone of the game early, fighting for ground balls and winning the possession game. Owning possession much of the first quarter, El Toro converted on a couple opportunities to end the first period with a 2-0 lead. The Chargers built upon the first quarter momentum and got stronger as the the game continued. The Chargers showed great will and determination as Tesoro struggled with execution and sluggishness.
Both team traded goals sporadically through the second and third quarters, but the game was defined by tough defense and good goalie play on both sides. The game moved into the fourth quarter as a 3-3 tie. El Toro broke the tie in the middle of the fourth, firing up the El Toro sidelines. THe Chargers quickly increased the lead to 6-3, and then settled into smart, slow paced offense. Tesoro fought back with limited time remaining to bring the match to 6-5, but came up a possession short as El Toro won a key face-off late in the game and tallied a final goal in the closing seconds.
After the game, Tesoro’s Head Coach, Adam Miner said, “It was a well-deserved victory for El Toro today. As an alumnus, I am proud of their performance, unfortunately, it was against me.”
El Toro improves to 8-6 while Tesoro falls to an official record or 10-2 as both teams move to wrap up the final week of the season.