|Sacred Heart stood tall and claimed its first city soccer jamboree title on Saturday.|
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The Hearts went 3-0-1 and finished with a jamboree-best 10 points. Sacred Heart beat Waterbury Career Academy 3-0, Kaynor Tech 2-0 and Wilby 1-0. The Hearts tied Kennedy 0-0. The jamboree championship is the first for Sacred Heart.
Wilby and Crosby tied for second place with nine points each while Holy Cross was next with eight. Kennedy, which had won three straight jamboree titles, claimed six points.
The Hearts looked great in their 3-0 win over WCA. Sacred Heart controlled possession and had a clear majority of the scoring opportunities in the 20-minute matchup. The Hearts took turns making runs at the Spartan goal, and they nearly connected on a beautiful cross at one point.
The Republican-American's Joe Palladino reported that the Sacred Heart-Wilby matchup ended up being a winner-take-all. A Marco Sanchez rocket into the top of the goal was the difference for the Hearts. Click here for Joe's full story.
All eight city schools took part in the jamboree.
PHOTOS: Click here to see images from early matches in Saturday's jamboree.