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YOUTH SOCCER TEAMS SPLIT TWO-GAME MEET

May 7, 2001- In the second set of a series of three get-togethers between the St. Thomas and St. Croix Youth Soccer Associations Saturday, the Crucian visitors beat the host Peacemakers 2-1 in the featured morning game for Under-15 players. But the hosts trounced the visitors 5-0 in the afternoon contest, between a combination of Under-15 and Under-13 players from both teams.
The games were held on the soccer field at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas campus.
In the first contest, Aaron Gentulucci scored for St. Croix in the first half, and Denis Liburd contributed the second goal in the second half. Terano Morgan scored for the Peacemakers with an assist from Max Hoffman.
The Peacemakers apparently listened attentively to the advice of coach Clifton Williams during the lunch break. In the afternoon rout, Max scored two goals, and Leshawn Lettsome, Gareth Pondt and Ajid Jones each added another, with assists from Miles Davis, Max and Paul deLyrot.
Among the spectators during the first game was a scout evaluating the players, apparently checking out prospects for the Under-15 V.I. National Team.
Practices continue for both teams in preparation for the final meet in the series, set for May 19 on St. Croix. The series opened with play on St. Croix on April 22, when the Peacemakers were the victors, 4-3.
Some of the younger players meantime are preparing for a tournament for U-11 and U-13 teams May 12-13 on St. Croix at the Vialco field. Teams from Roosevelt Roads Naval Base in Puerto Rico will join the Peacemakers and the St. Croix team sponsored by Griffin Electric. Traveling players will stay with host families on St. Croix.
For additional information about youth soccer in the territory, call Richard Kennedy on St. Croix at 773-0140 or Tanya Ward Benjamin on St. Thomas at 776-2105.

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