MARATHON FALLS TO KEY WEST 5-0 ON THE SOCCER FIELD

Key West’s Anelson Azard (20) keeps pressure on Dolphin goalkeeper Lucas Silva. Azard had three goals for the night.

The first event at Key West High’s new “Back Yard” was a soccer match. Marathon traveled to Key West for the first game on the new artificial turf. Key West prevailed with a 5-0 shutout of the Dolphins. The Conchs’ freshman forward Anelson Azard put on a scoring clinic with three goals. Next up: Marathon has a home game against Everglades Prep at 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22 and Key West travels to St. Thomas Aquinas on Saturday, Jan. 23 for a 3 p.m. game.

Conch’s goalie with a shutout. The team boasts two players in that position: Adrian Morales and Marco Davila.
Marathon’s Delvin Solis (14) heads the ball past Key West’s Jonathan Bahri (19).
Key West defense readies for a Marathon free kick.
Dolphin’s goalie Matthew Kratzert blocks a shot.
Key West’s Anelson Azard (20) gets ready to use his head to move the ball past Marathon’s Miguel Avena (5).

All photos BARRY GAUKEL/Keys Weekly
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Started my photojournalist at age 14 with the prestigious “Mustang News” (Gardner Jr. High newsletter). I spent 25 years as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the City of Lansing, retiring to the Keys in 2006 with my wife Lori to open Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography in Marathon. www.Shadypalmphotography.com