Jesuit wins the soccer section final


The Jesuit High School Marauders (2) won the 2015 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Sac-Joaquin Section Soccer Final against the Oak Ridge High School Trojans (1) on Saturday, November 14, at Cosumnes Oaks High School.

The Trojans eliminated the Marauders in last year’s semi-final game, which ended in penalty kicks.

Jesuit struggled to find their tempo during the first half of the game, conceding a goal to Oak Ridge right before halftime.

Entering the second half down 1-0, the Jesuit Marauders fought back, with striker Mitchell Johnston ‘16 and defensive back Jared Alameida ‘16 leading the charge.

Mitchell Johnston gave the Marauders their first goal by converting an Alameida throw-in with a header, leveling the score at 1-1.

In the final minutes of the match, Jared Alameida ‘16 scored the go-ahead goal to stop the game from going into extra-time, and give the Marauders their 11th soccer section title.

“I didn’t want a repeat of what happened to the [Jesuit] team last year where they were tied and then went to the penalty-kick shootout, in which they lost,” Sac-Joaquin leading goal scorer Mitchell said.

The Marauders are composed of all around sound players, which allowed them to exploit the Trojans, and capitalize on their advantages.

“Besides athletic ability and soccer skills, the strength of this team is its cohesiveness,” Coach Rose said. “Everyone on the team knows his role and is willing to contribute however they can.”

The Marauders earned the first CIF Sac-Joaquin Soccer Section title in 3 years with their 2-1 win against ORHS.