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Vista soccer claims first-ever section title

By: Matt Long Telegraph Sports Editor
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As a parent, Pat Galvin could hardly stand to watch Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship soccer game. His son, Connor, a senior captain on the team, was playing in his final high school game and things weren’t looking good early. Vista fell behind Central Valley 1-0 just 21 seconds into the game and the Hawks added another goal before halftime. A two-goal lead against a good team with a championship on the line is almost impossible to come back from, but the Eagles did it. Vista scored three unanswered goals, two by Ryan Curcio and the game-winner by Jake Murphy, in the second half to win the section title, accomplishing the team’s goal that they had set at the start of the season. “Ryan came up big and the defense played much better at the end of the game too,” Vista coach Jimmy Frazelle said. Galvin added, “It’s so exciting to see the boys achieve their goal. They’ve worked so hard to achieve it. As a parent, it’s heartwarming to see the boys have success. I’m ecstatic for them. Falling behind 2-0 was gut-wrenching, but the comeback was so exciting. It’s a great way to end the season.”