SBSC’s U15s complete back-to-back mission

The U15 Boys White team from Santa Barbara Soccer Club clinched its second straight US Youth Soccer National Championship on Saturday with a 2-1 overtime win over Dix Hills Elite of New York.

Lucky Puengrod’s overtime goal was the game-winner for Santa Barbara, which took a 1-0 lead in the first half on a goal by Sahid Conteh.

Conteh scored in the 26th minute to give Santa Barbara the initial edge. The score held until the 65th minute when Dix Hills’ Christopher McAuliffe converted a corner kick to tie the game.

Puengrod scored on a penalty kick in the second overtime.

Santa Barbara was 3-0-1 at the national tournament in Overland Park, Kansas.

The full Santa Barbara roster, coached by Rudy Ybarra, includes Juan Pablo Santana, Timothy Heiduk, Carson Vom Steeg, Juan Alvarez, Francisco Arroyo, Tanner Mees, Benjamin Garcia, Jules Pasco, Antony Andoyan, Eric Contreras, Brandon Sanchez, Jacob Blacker, Giovanny Acosta, Raul Guerrero, Chairat Puengrod, Edward Delgado, Brian Finger, Shea Blackman and Sahid Conteh.

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