Blue Raiders win Rebel Classic in Franklin
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Apr 07, 2014 | 253 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print


WINCHESTER — Over the weekend the Cleveland boys’ soccer team traveled west to Franklin County for the Rebel Classic.

The trip was well worth it, as the Raiders (7-2-2) were able to go undefeated in the tournament and come back to Cleveland as the Rebel Classic champions.

The Raiders got things started on Saturday against Franklin County, who they defeated 2-0.

Cleveland registered a total of 19 shots, 15 of them on goal, and keeper Zach Martin recorded the shutout.

Things were tied up 0-all after the first half, but Moss Jones, who was assisted by Kameron Dunn, gave Cleveland a 1-0 lead in the 58th minute.

A penalty kick by Reed Calfee in the 71st minute gave the Raiders their second goal, and closed out the game 2-0.

Cleveland took on DeKalb County later on Saturday evening, coming away with a 4-1 win.

All 13 of the Raiders’ shots were on goal.

Anfernee Avila, with the assist by Jonathan Collins, scored the first goal of the game 13 minutes in.

The next goal came three minutes later, this time by Jonathan Collins, who was assisted by Brandon Romero.

Kyle Swenson got the final goal of the half in the 28th minute, with the assist by Rosmel Gallo.

DeKalb County was able to get its lone goal of the game in the 43rd minute.

Gallo, who was assisted by Avila, knocked in the final goal for Cleveland in the 54th minute.

The Raiders faced Shelbyville on Sunday, and got their overall tournament win after defeating the Golden Eagles 1-0.

Cleveland had six shots in the game, all of which were on goal.

The first half ended scoreless on both sides, and remained that way until the 65th minute when Avila, who is the Raiders’ leading goal scorer, got the winning goal past the Shelbyville keeper.

To date, Avila has scored a total of seven goals and registered one assist.

Collins, who due to an injury has only recently been able to start playing, has tallied up four goals and one assist.

Romero currently has three goals and one assist.

Dunn has a total of four assists, while Gallo has two assists credited to him.

Cleveland has outscored its opponents 26-10, and keeper Zach Martin has only given up 10 goals in 10 1/2 games.

Out of the three shutouts the Raiders have on the books, two are credited to Martin, with the third game being split by Martin and secondary keeper Gustavo Wilhelm.

Cleveland jumps back into District 5-AAA play on Tuesday, traveling to East Hamilton for a 5 p.m. game.