THE SEMIFINALS OF THE GOLCO SUMMER SEASON
On Sunday, October 1st the Semifinals of the GOLCO were played. It was a great day of soccer. On a cloudy day with some thunderstorms, two exiting games took place.
At 1 PM undefeated Jupiter United confronted Lauderdale SC (LSC). Despite the fact that the “homeless” from LSC were missing several starters including LSC captain Roee Blicher and Junior Palacios both nursing minor injuries, they took early control of the game in midfield, attacking Jupiter with intensity and decision. They scored before the 10 minute mark by Andres Rodriguez. Immediately after the goal, Jupiter United reacted and balanced the game but their attack never put the LSC goal in jeopardy. Furthermore, LSC had several well conducted counterattacks but keeper Anthonio Gomez responded well and avoid that LSC scored. The first half was completed with a score 1-0 in favor of LSC.
In the second half, LSC continued attacking and controlling midfield. Again keeper Gomes was instrumental in avoiding that LSC score again early in the half. Finally, in the 3 quarter of the second half, Andres Rodriguez and Cesar Mantilla mark two goals for the “homeless”. At that time, Jupiter could not react and the game finished with a 3 -0 score in favor of LSC for them to qualify for next week final.
At 3 PM Palm Beach Spartans played Elite SC. A close game where neither team could score in regulation time. The single-elimination game went to definition by kicks from the penalty mark. PB Spartans won by a score of (0) 5 to (0) 4 and will play against LSC for the season title next weekend.