In soccer there are decades-old rivalries that year in, year out even casual fans want to watch. Spain has Barcelona and Real Madrid in El Classico. In Germany, its Der Klassiker between Dortmund and Bayern. Munich and England has any number of derby games like Man City vs. ManU and Arsenal vs. Tottenham.
“They get your blood boiling as a player or a fan and the games are intense,” said Hazen coach Ken Matthews. “I think Hazen versus Tahoma in soccer, for both boys and girls, are becoming rivalry games on that level.”
Both teams entered tonight’s game on current league hot streaks. Tahoma had a 4-0-1 record in their last five; Hazen was 5-0-0 going in. Add to that, Hazen’s first match up this year with the Bears ended 1-1.
Following as similar script as that first game, Tahoma scored first midway through the second half. This time, Eric Bunnell got Hazen the draw with four minutes left on an assist from Sam Holbrook.
“We got a point and every one of them is key right now if we want to get to the playoffs,” said Matthews. “Us getting there makes these next three games huge.”
Takoda Zuehlke was Man of the Match.
JV got goals from Timi Tuemmler and Jimmy Dore in their 2-1 win v Tahoma. Austin Sijgers had an assist. Timi Tuemmler was Man of the Match.
C team lost to Tahoma 1-0. Keeper Jesus Jaimes was Man of the Match.