Nandua Warriors Are 2021 District Soccer Champions

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The Nandua Warriors pose for a picture as the 2021 Eastern Shore District Champions. They went a perfect 8-0 and look to secure a top seed in the Regional Tournament. Photo by Michael Diaz.

By Brennan Waldorf
The Nandua Warriors finished their regular season as the 2021 District Champions last week May 26, in Onley. The Warriors played the Arcadia Firebirds on the Warriors’ Senior Night, beating the district rival for the third time this season 11-3. Before the start of the game, Nandua recognized and honored seniors Betsael Ortiz-Roblero, Sebastian Bonilla, Jeffrey Joseph, Cameron Mears, and Kevin Rueda.

A game that saw both teams missing some key players started off tight with the score locked 3-3 at the end of the first half.  But the Warriors, who had several good looks in the first but couldn’t capitalize, turned it up a notch in the second shutting out the Firebirds 8-0 in the half.

Nandua seniors pose for a picture before the start of the game. From left are Sebastian Bonilla, Kevin Rueda, Jeffrey Joseph, and Cameron Mears. In front is Betsael Ortiz-Roblero. Photo by Brennan Waldorf.

The victory cemented Nandua as the 2021 District Champions as the team finished the regular season undefeated. The Warriors outstanding season has them positioned well in the region as they hope to secure the number one seed in the Region A Tournament. Arcadia and Nandua will wait to hear where they are seeded and who they’ll play in the Division II Region A Tournament set to begin June 10.

Nandua’s Hoslerson Joseph has been an absolute menace to opposing backfields this season and capped the season off leading Nandua in scoring. He recorded a rare double hat trick against Arcadia scoring six goals in the contest. Odin Bolster followed by chipping in three goals with one assist, while Jefferey Joseph and Sebastian Bonilla added one goal apiece. Bryan Tinoco and Leonardo Bonilla led in assists with three apiece, Noah Montalvo followed with two assists, and Oliver Alvarado-Cervantes finished with one assist.