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Gainesville boys soccer falls to Clarke Central 2-0 in region title game
Gladiators score twice in second half to hold off second-ranked Red Elephants
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Gainesville defenders Jamie Mattick (2) and Arlis Nunez double team Clarke Central's Matt Ward Tuesday night at City Park. - photo by Nat Gurley | The Times
In a 12-minute span, the Gainesville boys soccer team’s region title hopes were buried in the back of the net.Unfortunately for the Red Elephants, the net was their own. Clarke Central scored a pair of second half goals, and the Gladiators defeated Gainesville 2-0 in the de facto Region 8-AAAAA championship game Tuesday at City Park Stadium. Italo Pastor scored on a penalty kick to break a scoreless tie in the 56th minute, followed by Gabe Arcos’ goal on a cross from Alex Reyes in the 68th minute to secure the win and fourth-ranked Clarke Central’s second straight region title.
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