The DCIS Phoenix Boys Soccer team heads to Place Bridge Academy this Tuesday, October 16, to take on the Place Roadrunners in round one of the 2012 DPS Prep League soccer tournament. The boys finished the regular season 5-2, good for third place in the Southwest Division, which is regarded as the toughest division in the Prep League. Twelve different Phoenix Boys, grades 6-8 have contributed goals this season, which is testament to the squad’s overall teamwork and collaborative problem-solving spirit. Cristian Catalan (8th grade) leads the team in goals (5) with Sean Donovan (6th grade) and Danilo Pekovic (8th grade) coming in second with four apiece.

In a fantastic late-season skirmish at Kunsmiller, the Phoenix took the defending Southwest Division champion Dragons right to the wire, only losing on a 56th minute goal. With the score deadlocked at 0-0 at halftime, the Dragons scored at the start of the second half, but the resilient Phoenix Boys countered with a sneaky combination goal by Cameron Petitt in the 47th minute. The boys proved a formidable matchup, prompting Kunsmiller coach Fernando Sanchez to comment, “that’s the toughest game we’ve had all season.”

The Phoenix Boys’ 10/16 matchup at Place has some history. It was the Place Roadrunners who defeated the Phoenix Boys in the 2010 semifinals. 8th graders Evan Whitington, Atticus Pond, Cameron Petitt, Oscar Buchanan, Roger Hernandez, Jonas Nottoli, and Alexis Zavala were a part of that storied team. They hope to get some revenge Tuesday. Please come out to support the boys! Kickoff is at 4:15. Contact Coach Muñoz at gerardo_munoz@dpsk12.org, or 720-423-9023 for more information.

You may also view the 2012 Playoff Schedule at

http://athletics.dpsk12.org/ms_sports/MSFall2012.htm

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on BSOC PLAYOFF.

2012 Leading Goalscorers:

Cristián Catalán (8th grade) 5; Sean Donovan (6th) 4; Danilo Pekovic (8th) 4; Evan Whitington (8th) 3, Cameron Petitt (8th) 2; Oscar Buchanan (8th) 2; Jonas Nottoli (8th) 2; Alex Santos (7th) 2; Harrison Nelson-Steinhoff (7th) 1, Manuel Saldaña (8th) 1; Alexis Zavala (8th) 1; Ryan Foust (7th) 1.