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April 23, 2013

Demons can’t recover from early deficit at home

Evan Grice
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — While the Duncan Demons knew that the No. 2 Western Heights Jets were going to be a challenge to contend with, they weren’t expecting to face a stiff wind also.

Two first half goals put the Demons on their heels, but a strong second half display defensively kept the Jets at bay. It would not be enough, as WHHS claimed a 3-0 victory.

“I was extremely pleased with how we played in the second half especially defensively,” Duncan coach Marcus Williams said. “Saul [Garcia] made some great saves which really kept us in the game. If he doesn’t make those saves then this game is over at 10-0. Our back four also played very well and cleared our lines like they were supposed to.”

With less than 20 minutes remaining in the first half, the Jets took the lead off a long shot from outside the box, putting WHHS up 1-0.

Just when it looked like the Demons would go into halftime with a glimmer of hope, the Jets crashed the goal once again.

A strong offensive attack was finished with a solid shot into the right hand corner, putting WHHS up 2-0 with less than four minutes to go before halftime.

WHHS finished the game off with a goal less than five minutes into the second half.

Duncan’s best chance of the game came with less than 15 minutes remaining in the second half when Ernesto Alcantar’s close range shot inside the box was saved.

It was the final home game for seniors MarkWae Sanders, Saul Garcia, Darion Bowles, Jesse Gonzalez and Geraldo Almeida.