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Prep boys' soccer: Judge blanks Park City

Published April 26, 2013 8:50 pm

Alex Jensen scores first goal of season on senior night.
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Alex Jensen was honored before the game as part of the senior night festivities, but he really put his stamp on the evening by scoring his first goal of the season Friday.

Jensen's goal helped Judge avenge an overtime loss to Park City earlier this season. The host Bulldogs scored both of their goals in the first half en route to a convincing 2-0 victory.

Judge's Conrad Dean found a seam in the defense, raced to it and put a shot on goal with less than three minutes left in the first half. Park City's Casey Sederman was there for the initial save, but he was unable to secure the ball, and Jensen raced in to clean up the rebound for a 2-0 lead.

"I didn't know what to think, it was just crazy," Jensen said. "The whole feeling of the ball going into the net — I just can't explain it."

Freshman Jose Batila added his third goal of the year, also on a rebound about three minutes before Jensen's tally. It was a sigh of relief for Judge after the action had gone back and forth, with neither team able to break through.

Park City had the chances early, but the Miners weren't able to capitalize. They had a golden chance about 15 minutes on a cross into the box, but the pass was a bit too hard to erase the opportunity.

Judge goalkeeper Andrew Matthews was sharp for the rest of the evening, making multiple sliding and diving saves to preserve the shutout.

Jensen called the loss to Park City on April 10 heartbreaking and was glad to get some redemption on senior night.

"That was the best part, the shutout," he said. "We kept our team together and we didn't give them any hope with a goal." —




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