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.