Santa Clarita Storm earn comeback win over DCU

| Sports | April 20, 2015

Santa Clarita Storm (4), Deportivo Coras U.S.A U23 (2)

Santa Clarita Storm (4), Deportivo Coras U.S.A U23 (2)

BY Malik Basurto

SANTA CLARITA, CA – The Santa Clarita Storm poured it on as they came from behind to defeat Deportivo Coras U.S.A U23 on their home grounds 4-2 for the second match of their United Premier Soccer League Admiral Cup fixture. It was a slow start for the Storm as it took them a half to get their level of intensity up after falling behind 1-2 early.

The scoring started for the Storm when they began to develop their counter attack taking advantage of a DCU side that brought bench players for the road trip. The inexperience showed in DCU as they gave up two penalty kicks that the Strom converted. The Storm showed their heart, pace, and composure rebounding to maintain possession giving chances to attack they converted.

Chasing the game from the onset saw the Storm surge when head coach Oscar Moreno changed his lineup to get the team fresh legs finding the spark his men desperately needed. The Storm will use the game as a building experience, looking at this result that saw the team give a strong performance


The Storm win feels good however they will regret their slow set up as they were eliminated from the Admiral Cup chase after losing the first leg of the fixture to DCU 1-4. The Storm will regroup in preparations for their pending UPSL regular season set to kick off next month.

Santa Clarita Storm

Santa Clarita Storm

About Malik Basurto

Malik Basurto has been a freelance journalist most of his life, being born in Northern California growing up and now residing in Southern California. He has worked as a journalist and a newscaster on radio, having won an Edward R. Murrow award for small market newscast. He was a reporter/writer on the team that won a Golden Microphone for the best newscast over 15 minutes of the Evening Updates. Basurto earned a degree in journalism from California State University Northridge, writing for the campus paper covering all sports using the byline Malik Lee. Under the same byline he covered the city of Compton and did movie reviews for the Los Angeles Wave Newspaper. While working on his degree, Basurto covered High School football for the Los Angeles Daily News and wrote biographies for the San Fernando Business Journal. Basurto began his journalism career writing for the Cleveland High School paper in Reseda, California.

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