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Blue Devil Boys' JV Soccer Recap

More than two months removed from the last game of the season, the Huntington High School boys' junior varsity soccer team has gained some perspective on its achievements. The Blue Devils finished with an overall mark of 12-3-1 under head coach Jose Alfaro.

Captained by Lee Reiver, Nick Tonks and Alex Castillo, the 23-player strong Huntington squad didn't have difficulty scoring. The Blue Devils put the ball in the net 34 times.

Alfaro cited Alex Alvarenga, Anfernee Lopez, Stanlay Garay and Tonks as Huntington's top players. Alvarenga, a freshman forward, scored a team-high eight goals and added an assist. Lopez, a sophomore midfield, compiled seven goals and four assists.

"Alex scored big-time goals and was very hard to handle and very clutch," Alfaro said. "Anfernee was a very dangerous player with the ball at his feet and is also a great striker," the coach said.

Garay, another freshman forward, scored seven goals and assisted on three others. "Stanlay is one of the most technically skilled players in the league," Alfaro said. Tonks turned in a fine year, too. The sophomore midfield scored five goals and had four assists. "Nick was a breakthrough athlete this year and was the most improved," Alfaro said.

Huntington gave its opponents all they could handle. "My team never gave up," Alfaro said. "We worked to our max every day during practice and games. Great chemistry and leadership pushed us to be an amazing team."

With 10 freshmen on last fall's team, the Blue Devils appear well-positioned to field another strong team in 2012. "I see an even better improvement for my boys next year," Alfaro said. "The guys are motivated to make a name for themselves."

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