Maranatha Kicks Off Season With Win

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Miles Romero helped the Maranatha High School boys’ soccer team defeat host Ontario Christian, 3-1, in their season opener last week. Maranatha will travel to take on St. Francis this Friday at 5 p.m.

The Maranatha High School boys’ varsity soccer team came out on top in its season opener last week with a 3-1 victory over host Ontario Christian.
The Minutemen did not disappoint the small but faithful fan base who cheered wildly as Maranatha struck first in the opening minutes of play. Senior Matthew Morales beat a pair of defenders and crossed the ball to junior Chris Abramian at the back post, who collected the ball and neatly played it past the Knights goalkeeper into the net.
Ontario responded later in the first half and found the equalizer minutes before the break, but the Minutemen regrouped and came out firing in the second half.
Freshman George Peterson played a ball into the box for senior Mac Cole, who calmly finished, putting Maranatha ahead, 2-1.
The Minutemen never looked back, and it was Peterson again, who drove past a pair of defenders, and notched his first goal of the season to ice the game.
Junior keeper Isaiah Crowell got the win between the posts and freshman center back Miles Romero was given the player of the game nod from head coach Sam Mahtani.
Maranatha will be in action this Friday, March 26, on the road at St. Francis High School in La Canada Flintridge. Kickoff is at 5 p.m.