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NJCAA MEN: Yavapai completes first perfect season
November 24th, 2008 8AM



Yavapai completed its first perfect season when it beat San Jacinto, 1-0, and won its seventh NJCAA Division I men's tournament.

Dirk Petersen
scored on a header off a free kick in the 13th minute.

Petersen is one of 10 Roughrider sophomores who finished with back-to-back national titles. They won 26 straight games in 2008 and 33 games in a row over two seasons.

The win over San Jacinto avenged one of the two losses in 2007.

Francis Khamis and Justin Meram finished 1-2 in career goals with 53 goals and 51 goals, respectively. Meram and Khamis are 1-2 in career points with 132 and 125, respectively. Both marks break the records of Edson Rico set in 1989-90.

Nov. 20 in Phoenix
San Jacinto 4 South Suburban 1
Mercer County 3 CCBC-Essex 1
Garden City 1 Georgia Perimeter 0
Yavapai 3 Schoolcraft 1
Consolation Semifinals
Nov. 21 in Phoenix
South Suburban 3 CCBC-Essex 2
Georgia Perimeter 2 Schoolcraft 0
Nov. 21 in Phoenix
San Jacinto 2 Mercer County 1
Yavapai 4 Garden City 1
Fifth-Place Game
Nov. 23 in Phoenix
South Suburban 1 Georgia Perimeter 1
Third-Place Game
Nov. 23 in Phoenix
Mercer County 5 Garden City 4

Nov. 23 in Phoenix
Yavapai 1 San Jacinto 0

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