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Dynamo advances to final

November 25, 2001|By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer

ESCONDIDO — The U-13 Dynamo of El Centro Soccer Club breezed through the first round of the prestigious Escondido Fall Classic and will be playing in the final today.

Dynamo is 2-0-1 in its second tournament this year and will be facing the Antelope Valley Heat at noon in the championship final.

In a pool of four teams in the U-13 category, Dynamo and the Heat are tied for first place and will battle for the championship.

Dynamo started pool play at 11 a.m. Friday when it faced San Diego Pegasus and won 4-1.

Jose Villareal of Holtville scored the first two goals with Javier Alvarado of El Centro scoring the last two.

In its second game, at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dynamo beat the Vista Storm 4-1.

Edson Oceguera of Heber scored the first goal. Villareal scored the second. Allen Macedo of Calexico and Juan Rodriguez of El Centro scored the last two goals.

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On Saturday Dynamo faced Pegasus and tied 0-0 thanks to a penalty kick save by Dynamo goalkeeper Martin Espinoza.

Dynamo co-head coach Jim Graham said, "I'm very happy with their performance.

"This is the second final in a row. The last one was three weeks ago, which we lost," he said.

"This time we'd like to come home winners," he added.

Dynamo co-head coach Steve Walker said, "We still have to improve for State Cup but we're competitive and we certainly have talented players."

Graham and Walker spoke highly of Jerry Barrios of El Centro and Pedro Ramirez of Heber, new additions to the squad this year.

Barrios replaced as a replacement for Lance Johnson of Imperial, who broke his leg.

>>Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3435.

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