Cate beaten in semifinals by top-seeded Carter in boys soccer
Rams can't overcome two tough breaks in second half
Cate boys soccer could not overcome two costly second half mistakes as they lost in Carpinteria to Carter High School 3-2 in a CIF Division 6 semifinal game.
Tied at one early in the second half, a hand-ball violation by Cate gave the visitors a penalty kick. Juan Magana scored on the PK to give the Lions a 2-1 lead in the 49th minute.
Ten minutes later a free kick bounced off a Cate player and into the goal to put the top-seeded Lions up 3-1.
The Rams, who won back-to-back Division 7 titles, did not go down without a fight. Joshua Yaro scored in the 73rd minute and Cate had a couple more great chances but the equalizer never came.
Cate is 15-3-2 on the season and still could wind up in next week's CIF Regional Tournament.
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