A post about the recent match between Mater Dei and Servite High School, both ranked number-one nationally in their respective divisions. The article discusses how difficult it was for each team to win and who came out the victor.
Many people know that the game of soccer is an exciting one but you might not know how much it can change in today’s world of technology, especially with new equipment on the market. This article will be taking a look at the recent match between Mater Dei and Servite with regards to what equipment was used.
What is a National Title?
In a stunning upset, Mater Dei Catholic School pulled off an incredible victory over Servite, earning the school its first national title. The game was played in Los Angeles and came down to the final seconds. Mater Dei had the ball on their own half of the field and were looking to drive for the go-ahead touchdown. But Servite’s defense managed to hold them off, forcing overtime. In the extra period, Mater Dei drove down the field and scored a touchdown with just seconds left on the clock, securing their victory and their first national title.
There are two high school football programs in Southern California with the same name, Mater Dei and Servite. Both schools were founded in 1928 by Catholic Priest, Edmund A. Walsh. The rivalry between the two schools dates back to their days as independent schools. In 1951, both schools became part of the Los Angeles Archdiocese and began competing in the CIF playoffs. Mater Dei secured its first CIF title in 1963 and has since won 10 more titles, most recently in 2006.
Mater Dei’s success is a result of their running game and defense. Head coach Tim Kempton has built a program that emphasizes discipline while also playing fast. Defensive back/linebacker Dion Bailey was a 2-time All-American who was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 2010 NFL Draft. Mater Dei will face Servite in the CIF Division I Championship Game on Saturday, December 1st at 7:30pm PT at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego for the National Title.
Mater Dei vs Servite Game:
Mater Dei (MD) vs Servite (SRV) – Who Will Win the National Title?
The highly anticipated matchup between Mater Dei and Servite will take place on Friday, December 1 at 7:00 PM in the Ateneo de Manila University-Cameroon Gym. With both teams boasting impressive records, this matchup promises to be a thrilling one. MD currently sits atop the National Championships standings with 9 wins and 1 loss while SRV has 5 wins and 2 losses. However, neither team can be considered unbeatable as MD lost to eventual champions San Beda College, while SRV narrowly defeated La Salle Green Archers earlier in the season.
In terms of individual performance, it is hard to single out any stand-out players for either team. However, there are several players who have put up some notable numbers for MD and SRV respectively. For MD, forward Ariel Rivera has averaged 20 points per game while center John Paul Reyes has contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds per outing. On the other hand, JR Rosales leads all scorers for SRV with an average of 25 points per game. Other stand-outs for MD include guards Jericho Samson and Raymar Jose as well as forwards Rommel Canlas and Jett Corrales. For SRV, guard Jobert Abalos leads all scorers with 21 points per game followed by Rosales at 20 points per game. Look for these two squads to give their
Analyzing the game
Mater Dei head coach Dave Rice was adamant that his team would not be intimidated by Servite coming in to the National Championship game as the No. 5 seed. The only way to earn the title was by winning and playing their best basketball. Mater Dei did just that, routing Servite 97-59 en route to their first-ever National Championship.
While this victory may come as a surprise to some, it shouldn’t be too much of a shock considering Mater Dei’s recent performances. The Friars have been one of the most consistent teams in Division I basketball this season, finishing with an impressive record of 26-4. This impressive regular season performance has propelled Mater Dei into the National Championship game and given them a chance to win their first ever title.
One thing that has helped Mater Dei rise to prominence is their balanced offense. They are able to score points both inside and out, which allows them to be versatile on both sides of the ball. Additionally, they are led by standout senior forward Dwayne Bacon who is averaging 23 points per game this season. Bacon is a strong shooter from beyond the arc and he also has a high level of athleticism which allows him to get around defenders easily.
While Bacon is undoubtedly Mater Dei’s biggest threat offensively, they do have other players who can score when needed as well. Junior point guard Bryce Cotton ranks second on the team in scoring
The Mater Dei High School girls’ basketball team is headed to the National Championship game after a thrilling win over Servite on Sunday night. The game was an extremely close one, with neither team leading by more than five points at any point in the second half. With just under two minutes left in regulation, Mater Dei’s Tamera Young hit a three-pointer to give her team a 67-64 lead. Servite fought back, and with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game, they had a chance to take the lead. However, Mater Dei’s defense was able to hold them off and force overtime.
In the extra period, both teams traded baskets until it was finally Mater Dei who took their first lead of the game. They kept it for the rest of the overtime period, winning 64-63 in what proved to be a nail-biter finish. The victory gives Mater Dei their first ever National Championship title, and also gives head coach Tracey Smith her fourth national championship overall (she also won titles with Cypress Hill HS (TX), PCM HSS (CA), and Bishop Montgomery HS (CA)).
Mater Dei’s success this season has been nothing short of incredible. They began the year as one of the lowest ranked teams in Division I Basketball, but have steadily climbed up the rankings all year long. Their perseverance paid off on Sunday night as they
In late September of 2017, Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, CA) made history as the first school in the nation to win a National Title in Boys’ Soccer. For the past three seasons, Mater Dei has been one step away from claiming the title – until they finally captured it with a 3-1 victory over Servite High School ( Anaheim Hills, CA) on September 30th.
Mater Dei’s journey to this moment was unique. They started out as outsiders, barely making it into the playoffs as an eighth seed. Despite their modest beginnings, Mater Dei never gave up and eventually found success by playing an attacking style of soccer that relied heavily on forwards Mauro Gomez and Isaac Brizuela. The two players combined for 51 goals over the course of their three-year career at Mater Dei which helped them earn Player of the Year honors both seasons.
While Gomez and Brizuela were a big part of Mater Dei’s success, it was their coach Jorge Salinas who really turned things around for his team. Salinas is known for his high-tempo style of play which forces opposing teams to stay organized defensively. This strategy worked well for Mater Dei as they often scored multiple goals in each game thanks to their offensive firepower.
Despite their impressive record and National Championship victory, there are some who believe that Servite should have won the title instead. One
After a hard-fought battle, Mater Dei emerged victorious against Servite to claim the National Title. From the first set, it was clear that Mater Dei was ready to take on the competition and establish themselves as the new National Champions. Led by captain Santiago Garcia-Lopez and his dominant play at set point, Mater Dei fought tooth and nail to win every single point in sets 1 and 2. However, Servite proved to be no pushover and battled back valiantly in sets 3 and 4. With both teams playing incredibly consistent tennis throughout all four sets, it came down to a tiebreaker for the National Title. In an intense match that went down to the wire, Garcia-Lopez once again led Mater Dei to victory with an impressive 6-4, 6-3 scoreline in favor of Mater Dei. Congratulations guys!
In the end, Mater Dei ran away with the national title after beating Servite 3-0 in their final match of the season. With this victory, Mater Dei completed a clean sweep of all three titles at the National Boys Championship and became only the second team to ever achieve such a feat (after Pateadores). Congratulations to both teams on an amazing season!