“We knew they were going to attack; (Sullivan) is a very strong player,” said El Camino Real coach Ian Kogan. “Saugus was dangerous on its set pieces and the hit a lot of long balls, but we were able to clear them out.” Galicia notched the game only goal after a deflected cross landed right in front of him inside the penalty box. He had a wide-open look at Cents goalkeeper Matt Sayers, who logged four saves. MORE: Saugus soccer player donates 300 pounds of used gear to youth in Haiti “We should’ve marked (Galicia) tighter inside,” Groller said, “but that’s one of those things that’s tough to defend when you get a deflection like that.” While the Cents’ offense struggled to provide a spark in the second half, so did El Camino Real’s. The Conquistadors (5-0) returned nearly their entire lineup from a team that made it to the quarterfinals of the CIF-LA City Section last year. “Once we were able to hold onto the ball offensively, we really limited their chances,” Groller said. “We really stepped up in the second half. I obviously hate losing, but I like the way the team responded.” Tanner Brown had two shots on goal in the first half, with Jeremy Hindigian adding one as well. Saugus continues its Burroughs Tournament slate Saturday at St. Francis.
Here was Saugus’ best chance to tie things up in the second half. Dylan Sullivan unable to find an opening coming off a corner. pic.twitter.com/RrrR4J36Sa— Ryan Posner (@ryanposner_) December 9, 2017