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Bulldogs go out kicking, winning

KINGMAN - Ending on a good note, the Kingman High boys soccer team wrapped up their season with a 3-2 win over O'Connor in Phoenix Friday. The win gave the Bulldogs back-to-back Northwest Region victories to conclude a difficult season.

"I was very proud of my players the last two games. We played a very well-executed game on Wednesday and fought hard on Friday against a very good Sandra Day O'Connor team," KHS coach Matt Tortora said. "There was no quit in this team."

KHS (3-9, 2-5 NW) was in a back-and-forth battle with the Eagles. The Bulldogs and O'Connor (3-9, 2-5 NW) alternated scoring throughout the match, as KHS would get ahead and O'Connor played catch up.

Brennan Cruz scored two of the goals for the Bulldogs, and Brad Noonan added the third and winning goal on a penalty kick. Tortora said goalkeeper Brian Abraham played very well in the game despite the Eagles' two goals.

KHS finished with a 6-11 overall record and 28th in the 5A-II Conference.