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Sports - April 24, 2009

Blasting their way to the top

The U12 Boys Blasters won the San Ramon Sports Indoor Soccer Winter Session Championships on April 4 at the San Ramon Soccer Complex in San Ramon. The team beat Rampage with the score being 5-1. The Rampage beat the Blasters two of the three games this session. The Blasters were defending their title from the Fall Indoor Soccer Championships.

The first half of the game was a battle between the both goalies. Blasters' goalie Joshua Manela blocked over 30 shots on goal while the Rampage goalie blocked almost the same amount if not more shots on goal from the Blasters.

The second half of the game at the 2:37 minute mark Miguel Rodriguez received a pass from Jack Darroch and he scored the first Blaster's goal. This started the Blasters aggressiveness on the Rampage's goalie. At the 4:42 minute mark Jack Darroch received a pass from Jake Salamida and he scored the second Blaster's goal. At the 7:07 minute mark the Blasters forwards started to shoot every chance they had an opening, then Brandon Sturla scored the Blaster's third goal. At the 11-minute and 17:29-minute marks Miguel Rodriguez scored the fourth and fifth goals for the Blasters.

At the 18:39-minute mark, the Rampage's forward scored and prevented Joshua Manela from getting a shut out for the game. The Championship game was closer than the score indicated.

Team members are Coach Nick Sharrock, Alex Yares, Gregory Gibbert, Miguel Rodriguez, Michael Sharrock, Joshua Manela, Ducati Mondani, and Coach Gregg Mondani, Westin Lightfoot, Jack Darroch, Jake Clare, Jake Salamida, Grant Martin and Brandon Sturla.