Tigers dominate Cocoa Beach in boys soccer district semifinals

Holy Trinity's Grayson Guedes (No. 9) had a goal and an assist Friday night as the Tigers defeated Cocoa Beach 2-0 in the Class 3A, District 10 semifinals. Holy Trinity will be at home Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the championship game against West Shore.

The Holy Trinity boys soccer team turned in a dominating performance in Friday night’s Class 3A, District 10 semifinals, defeating visiting Cocoa Beach 2-0 to reach the title game.

The top-seeded Tigers (9-5) are scheduled to face No. 2 West Shore (12-6-1) for the district championship on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity.

The two teams met during the regular season with the Tigers winning 1-0.

Holy Trinity broke a scoreless game in the final five minutes of the first half. Will Bell delivered a free kick across the 18-yard box and the ball was redirected back across by Dante Valdivia. Cocoa Beach goalkeeper Peyton Mullins blocked the shot, but the rebound went right to the feet of Holy Trinity’s Grayson Guedes, who put it in.

Holy Trinity’s second goal came on a cross from Guedes that was redirected by Luc Chaffiot.

The Tigers had a number of chances, especially in the second half, but Mullins came up big time and again for the Minutemen.

Holy Trinity keeper James Linnabary, meanwhile, faced only one shot, which went over the bar.

“Last night was a complete game from the boys,” Holy Trinity coach Adrian Moreno wrote in an email. “We were able to maintain possession the entire game while creating numerous opportunities from crosses. The staff and myself were very pleased how we performed and excited for Tuesday’s rematch against West Shore.”