The White Team started the game clearly motivated.
The defense, solid throughout, led by center fullbacks Hampus
Monthan and Paul Zydek, didn’t let Vaiete Premier find
their offensive players, amongst them former HPU student Renato
Dos Reis. It took 31 minutes to break the even score. HPU White’s
forward Cristian Clemente executed Adolfo Gentil’s cross
into the box brilliantly, putting the White Team ahead in the
game. Shortly after that, Gentil picked up a weak pass from
a Vaiete player to his goalkeeper and turned it into a goal
HPU, making the score 2-0.
Clemente summed up the first half: “Our team is very solid,” he
said. “We haven’t played like this during the whole
season. Earlier we have played as individuals and not as a team,” he
In the second half, HPU White controlled the ball and created
various opportunities to score a third goal. Seventy-five minutes
into the game, HPU White’s right fullback Michael King
headed a corner kick perfectly to set the score 3-0.
“If we continue to play like today,” Clemente said, “we will
definitely be a candidate to win the regular season, and maybe even the playoffs.”
With this victory, despite being one game behind, the White
Team closes the gap with Vaiete to one point.
Gratifying from this game was not only the work of the team,
but also the performances of hard working centermidfielder
Marcos Santos, and forward
decisive as always, despite still recovering from a serious kneeinjury.
Photos by Jimmi Hemmenbach