Thunderbirds blank Clippers

Thunderbirds blank Clippers

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hcclogoTUKWILA, WA— (submission to The Highline College Men’s soccer team got back on track last Wednesday, coming out big 5­‐0 winners against the Clippers of South Puget Sound. The ‘Birds got a hat trick from Sophomore Alvaro Osornio, as well as goals from Jandjamuje Maharero and Alex Lewis. In the Thunderbird goal Freshman Admir Kucalovic registered a shutout on his full college debut.

See more match photos here.

It was clear from the onset that Highline meant business with the team absolutely bossing possession and would not have to wait long to get their reward. Freshman standout Jandjamuje was on hand to finish off some neat interchange play when he blasted home from close range. The strike came in the 6th minute and it was Jandja’s
3rd goal of the season.

Tacoma 3-0-1 10 5-1-4 21 10 4
Highline 3-1-0 9 5-1-1 25 5 5
Bellevue 3-1-0 9 5-2-1 12 9 2
Pierce 1-3-1 4 2-5-2 9 18 2
S. Puget Sound 0-5-0 0 0-6-1 6 29 0

clippers-cThe day would turn out to be one to remember for Sophomore Alavaro Osornio as he would notch his first collegiate hat trick as well as go on to register an assist. Alvaro’s first goal would come in the 21st minute as he collected the ball on the top of the Clipper box and ghosted past several defenders before calmly slotted the ball past Puget Sound goalkeeper Brice Civiletti. Osornio would have to wait until the 49th minute to get his second as he converted from close range following some great buildup play by the ‘Birds. In the 78th minute Alvaro completed his hat trick in stylish fashion, receiving a pass from Freshman Daniel Luna, Osornio cut right placing himself 25 yards from the Clipper goal on the left flank. From there Alvaro unleashed a rapier into the upper left corner of the net that left the keeper no chance. Osornio is currently in blistering form, notching 5 goals in four games.

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Alvaro Osornio applauds the play of his Thunderbirds. The Sophomore scored a hat trick as Highline shut out South Puget Sound 5-0. (Highline photo)

Alex Lewis rounded out the scoring in the 61st minute with an acrobatic kick that was assisted by a beautiful flighted cross from Italo Mota.

Making his full college debut in the Thunderbirds net was Freshman Admir Kucalovic, who thoroughly enjoyed his day keeping the Clippers at bay and earning his first shutout.

Highline has a quick turnaround this week as they entertain the Bulldogs of Bellevue this Saturday (10/3) at Starfire field #2. The game is scheduled for kickoff at 5pm.

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Maharero, Jandjamuje (Highline) at 6 min
Osornio, Alvaro (Highline) at 21 min
Osornio, Alvaro (Highline) at 49 min
Lewis, Alex (Highline) at 61 min
Osornio, Alvaro (Highline) at 78 min

Osornio, Alvaro (Highline) at 6 min
Maharero, Jandjamuje (Highline) at 21 min
Lewis, Alex (Highline) at 49 min
Mota, Italo (Highline) at 61 min
Luna, Daniel (Highline) at 78 min

Kucalovic, Admir (Highline) Saves: 1
Civiletti, Brice (S. Puget Sound) Saves: 6
Leeper, Brock (S. Puget Sound) Saves: 8

Goals Allowed:
Civiletti, Brice (S. Puget Sound) Goals Allowed: 2
Leeper, Brock (S. Puget Sound) Goals Allowed: 3

Yellow Cards:
Christian Soto-Gonzalez (Highline)

Red Cards:

Fighting Ejections:


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