The Sacred Heart Gremlins soccer team achieved an impressive win in their first game of the Barstow tournament, beating Kansas City Lutheran, 8-1.

Senior George Bain was first to strike on an assist from senior Jackson Manning. The Knights answered about 13 minutes later tying the score at 1 goal apiece, but the Gremlins shook it off and never looked back. Sacred Heart displayed good ball movement, controlled passing and essentially dominated the game.

With 12:46 left in the first half, George Bain assisted Jackson Manning on his first of four goals. George Bain scored 6 minutes later on a header from a corner kick executed by junior Josh Pacheco. Jackson Manning scored 2 more goals before halftime with one of the goals assisted by fellow senior Andres Vanegas.


With just over a minute left in the first half, sophomore defender Max Van Leer got tangled up with another player and was unfortunately tagged with a penalty. Junior goalie Zander Jackson made a crucial save, stopping the Knights' penalty kick. It was especially impressive as Zander was facing directly into the afternoon sun.The half time score was 5-1.

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About 10 minutes into the second half, Jackson Manning netted his 4th goal of the night from an assist from junior Ramses Rivera-Montoya. Five minutes later, Jackson set up junior Josh Pacheco for a goal making the score 7-1. Head Coach Warren Dey was pleased to give the entire team playing time tonight. The final goal of the game was scored with 5 minutes remaining by junior Ramses Rivera-Montoya.

Gremlins 8, Kansas City Lutheran 1

Sacred Heart plays tournament host, Barstow, Thursday at 5 p.m.
In the photos:

0344 - team huddle
0380 - Junior Josh Pacheco
0552 - Senior Jackson Manning


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