Oakland soccer holds on to beat Siegel 1-0

Siegel’s Carson Shoemaker jumps over the top of Oakland’s Adam Zaragoza to head the ball. ETHAN SCOTT

Oakland's soccer team earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over rival Siegel Friday night.

Jose Farinas led the Patriots with stellar defense and an assist on the only goal of the game.

“We were trying to keep possession throughout the whole game and finding the flanks, and the time was going to come,” Farinas said.

Shots on the net were few and far between for both squads, with neither team scoring in the first half.

“We just tried to work them out because they're a strong, physical team," Oakland’s Mario Perea said. "We have a lot of young players that can get the ball.”  

The Patriots had a shot on goal five minutes before the end of the first half, but it went high above the net.

Several penalties throughout the game hampered momentum for both the Patriots and the Stars.

With under 19 minutes to play in regulation Farinas found Perea for what turned out to be the game-winning goal.

The Stars made one last ditch effort to score as a ball got through the Patriots defense, but Braden Ross was there to stop it.   

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