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Vallarta comes back to win Micro League title

MATTHEW DUFFYsummit daily news
Special to the DailyVallarta smiles for the camera after they won the High Country Soccer Association's Micro League Title. Vallarta capped off an undefeated regular season with a come-from-behind victory over Breck People/Eric's at the Brecknridge Recreation Center Saturday.
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BRECKENRIDGE – The High Country Soccer Association’s Micro League indoor soccer playoffs started and ended on Friday, with the two finalists winning two games apiece for the privilege of competing for the championship.In the final, Vallarta completed an undefeated season with an undefeated night to capture the Micro League title. Third-seeded Breck People/Eric’s was on the verge of handing Vallarta its first loss, but Vallarta pulled off an impressive comeback for a 7-5 win in the championship game.

Edwardo Gallejas, coach of the Vallarta squad (yes, this is pretty serious soccer), was admittedly a bit nervous when his team trailed 5-2 at halftime. But whatever he told his players worked, as they tilted the Breckenridge Recreation Center gymnasium toward the BP/Eric’s net and filled it with five unanswered goals.Miguel Castillone scored the game-winner for Vallarta and Sam Mesa blocked several shots as Breck People made a valiant effort in the last minutes of the game.

“Breck People came out and dominated early, but they looked like a different team in the second half,” league director Erik Ulstad said, adding, “And so did Vallarta.”The four-on-four Micro League uses the entire gym, with boundary lines and rules similar to its outdoor relative. It’s different, however, in that the nets are three feet by four feet; there are no goalies (that can use their hands); and “yellow cards” equate to two-minute penalties/power play situations, just like ice hockey.

Matthew Duffy covers rec sports for the Summit Daily News. He can be reached at mapadu@gmail.com.


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