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Prep boys' soccer: Weber's Huerta hits winner vs. Davis in 2OT

Published April 23, 2013 7:38 pm

Prep boys' soccer • Equalizer in 76th minute sets up overtime battle.
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Pleasant View • Weber's Colby Huerta didn't think it would be his turn to be the hero against Davis.

But he unloaded a shot to the top right shelf of the net from 35 feet out in the opening moments of second overtime Tuesday to defeat Davis 2-1.

Davis players fell to the ground and watched blankly as Weber celebrated the junior's second goal of the season.

"It's the best feeling in the world," Huerta said. "I'd take this feeling over anything else."

Huerta and Co. had to battle from behind in their effort to remain undefeated in Region 1.

Davis played short-handed after Drew Castillo was issued his second yellow card, but the Darts struck first in the 42nd minute. Chance Parker headed in a ball off a Braden Johnson penalty kick.

It wasn't until the 76th minute that Weber found the back of the goal on a header from Jaden Bybee. He sneaked into the box and buried Jayce Bell's free kick to even the score.

"Jayce holds our team together," Huerta said. "He is the guy that makes the pass that gets guys goals. He's so important in the center of the field."

Emotions got the best of both teams, with five yellow cards issued for physical play.

"It was ridiculously physical from the beginning," Huerta said. "We knew going in that we would have to battle hard."

Weber coach Jan Swift was impressed with goalkeeper Codey Albretsen, crediting the senior with providing the leadership Weber needs in tough games.

"He's worked hard all year," Swift said. "He's the guy that kept us in a lot of games."

The Warriors improved to 5-0 in region play.

"Not a perfect game, but there was a lot of heart out there," Swift said. "We played with a lot of determination." —

Storylines Weber 2, Davis 1

R Junior Colby Huerta wins the game on his second goal of the season.