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Tide fall to Phoeniz in Sweet 16
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The Long County Blue Tide boys’ soccer team looked to make history once again Wednesday when they faced off against the Sonoraville Phoenix in the Sweet Sixteen of the AAA state playoffs. However, their historic season ended with a 3-0 loss to the team from Calhoun.

The Phoenix got things going early and often as their offense showed their aggressiveness. The team took three shots on goal within the first three minutes of the game, but the Tide’s Brett Blake held strong in goal for his team.

The Blue Tide, who won their first region title in team history this year, end their 2017 season with a 13-4 record and the Region 2-AAA championship while falling just shy of their first appearance in the state quarterfinals.

Kevin Villatoro scored all three goals for the Phoenix.

Despite giving up three goals in the first half, the Tide’s defense was impressive as Blake recorded six huge saves for the home team. They did not let their early deficit get them down as they held strong in the second half.

They allowed only two shots from the Phoenix and produced six shots of their own, four of which came off the foot of Armondo Orozco.

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