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Blazers spoil Clippers’ season opener

Single Beckman goal topples CCA boys, 1-0
CCA senior Berkely Zhang is manhandled by a Dyersville Beckman Catholic Blazer Monday, April 2, in the season-opening match against Dyersville Beckman. Beckman defeated the Clippers, 1-0.

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TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys soccer team opened the regular season with a 1-0 loss to Dyersville Beckman Catholic High School on Monday, April 2, at home. Beckman was a Class 1A state qualifier last year, losing to Iowa City Regina in the semifinal round, and winning a consolation bracket game against Gilbert.
The Creek Boys held the Blazers at bay until three minutes before halftime, when Drew Boekholder launched a shot past Clipper keeper Blake Malli to score.
Malli, a junior, had 10 saves.
The Clippers travel to South Tama on Thursday, April 12, for a 4:30 p.m. contest and host Benton Community on Tuesday, April 17, at 5 p.m. before traveling to Center Point on Thursday, April 19, to face the Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana.