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Clarke boys soccer incurs first loss; finish regular season strong

KNOXVILLE — The Indians bounced back from their first loss of the season as Ernezto Cortez netted two goals, including an overtime golden goal for the 5-4 win.

Martin Corona added a goal, as did Chris Puente and Pedro Delgado.

“I think they still did really good. They worked really hard to get back on the board,” Clarke coach Jorge Avalos said. “It was 2-0 at the beginning and we came back. It was good to see we are mentally strong to pick up a win.”

The Clarke boys soccer team incurred its first loss of the season by way of an 8-0 defeat at Knoxville on May 7.

Clarke (5-1) opens the postseason in Class 1A Substate 7 against Creston boys soccer (7-7) at Des Moines Christian in Urbandale at 7 p.m. Monday, May 21.

The Panthers will compete for a chance to face the winner of AHSTW and Panorama, with the possible second round matchup set for May 23 in Avoca.

The Clarke girls team fell 9-1 on May 7 as Diana Sagastizado scored the lone goal and Kenia Perez assisted.

Indians Goalkeeper Taylor Dawn-Miler totaled 14 saves in the net.

Monday, the Lady Indians fell 9-0 at Panorama. Jensen Wilke had a hat trick for the Panthers.

On the girls side, Clarke (2-4) travels to Creston (4-10) in Class 1A Region 3 action on Tuesday, May 29.

The winner of that game will face the winner of Nevada (10-4) vs. Grand View Christian (2-7), with the second round slated to be played in Nevada.

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