The SoBoCo Eagles got two first half goals from Deven Perry and built a 3-0 lead in the second half on their way to 3-2 victory, winning their ninth consecutive district soccer crown on Tuesday.

While Father Tolton worked to keep the game close in the final 30-minutes, the Eagles midfield and defense shut down the comeback bid.

Perry scored his first goal on a through-ball to him on the far post and his shot went into the net. His second goal was one of the more unusual of the year, a blast from more than 30-yards that made the Tolton keeper hesitate, then react too late as the ball went over his head as the horn sounded for halftime, giving the Eagles a 2-0 lead at the break.

Sam Bonderer got what proved to be the winning goal – which was even more odd than Perry’s long shot.

As the Eagles offense pushed the ball downfield early in the second half. But the Eagles pass out-distanced the sprinting Bonderer and the Tolton goalkeeper raced out to intercept the ball. However, the goalie picked up the ball outside the penalty box – which is a penalty giving the Eagles a free kick.

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By Bruce Wallace