By Rod Jensen

Three first half goals put the Hillcrest Lutheran Academy Comets on top of the Otters Monday at HLA.  The Comets kept the Otters off the scoreboard and recorded a 3-0 boys soccer victory.

The Comets came out strong early with a goal just one minute into the contest byJonatan Stava at the top of the eighteen following a drop back pass from Josue Gomezcoello.  The Comets struck again, two minutes later, with a goal by Byron Varner, who beat two defenders following a pass up the middle by Jonatan Stava.  28 minutes into the  half, Luis Martinez scored off an assist from Kevin Franco to end all scoring for the game.

The Otters had several chances to score in the second half, but senior captain Comet Keeper, Taylor Isaac, denied all shots for his third shutout of the season.

The Comets saw good midfield control from Luis DiazDillon O'SullivanJose Stender, and Romario Moreno.

The Comets now 4-2 travel to EGF on Saturday for a match with the Green Wave.