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ERIE >> Cumberland Valley Christian's boys soccer team closed out its season with a sixth-place finish among 12 teams in the National Christian School Athletic Association national championship tournament last week.

The Blazers, who finished 8-17 overall, were 3-2 in the tournament, playing five full games over two days. CVC won the Second Division, but was defeated in its last two games.

In the first game of the second day, CV Christian knocked off previously-undefeated Pottersville Christian, 6-4. Jackson Park had two goals and two assists to lead the Blazers.

CVC coach Stan Hott said, "That game was the highlight of the tournament. The seniors stepped up and gave us everything they had to help push us past them. That was the first of back-to-back-to-back games. By the time we played in the final (a 4-1 loss to Rochester, N.Y., Christian) we were drained. We had very little rest on a cold, rainy morning after getting back to the hotel after midnight from a late game the day before.

"Sterling Bard, Justin Mummert and Darius Barbour were good leaders for us."

Bard and Soto Ono were named to the All-Tournament team. Bard, Eric Woo, Kenneth Hott and Park each scored two goals and Park (3), Bard (2) and Ono (2) led in assists. Goalkeeper Eli Black totaled 61 saves.

NCSAA National Tournament

CV Christian Results

Thursday — beat Riverside Baptist (Md.), 1-0, beat First Baptist (Butler), 1-1 (5-4 PKs)

Friday — beat Pottersville Christian 6-4, lost to Calvary Baptist 2-1, lost to Rochester Christian 4-1

CV Christian Scoring

Goals — Sterling Bard 2, Eric Woo 2, Kenneth Hott 2, Jackson Park 2, Justin Mummert, Soto Ono

Assists — Park 3, Bard 2, Ono 2, Grant Carter, Spencer Propst

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