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Huskies shut out Yellow Jackets

The 9- to 12-year-old Huskies defeated the Yellow Jackets 1-0 in Child, Youth and School Services soccer Saturday at Blue Field.

In a low-scoring affair that remained scoreless for most of the first half, Adam Hoover scored late in the first half to give the Huskies a 1-0 lead that would stand for the remainder of the contest.

“This was a scary game because the other team was tough,” Huskies coach Ronald Hurtado De Mendoza said. “I told the kids to get rebounds and pass in the middle and they did that.”

Hoover said he wasn’t sure if he would make the goal or not, but he was happy he did.

“It was a competitive game — the teams were pretty evenly matched,” he said. “We had some good passes and our offense and defense were better than last game.”

Natalie Wilson, 10, of the Huskies said communication and teamwork was a key to the victory.

This was the fourth game of the season for both teams. All teams in the league have four games remaining. Up next for the Huskies are the Jaguars at 9 a.m. Saturday, while the Yellow Jackets take on the Panthers at 10 a.m. Both games are at Blue Field.