September 14, 2011
Jesuit soccer remains No. 1 nationally, loses star player to injury

jeffrose.jpgAfter defeating Granite Bay 3-2 in Friday's Capital Challenge Cup at Capital Christian High School, Jesuit held its top spots in the ESPN Rise Fab 50 and National Soccer Coaches Association of America national fall boys soccer rankings.

The win was Jesuit's 63rd in a row, although costly.

Star midfielder Jeff Rose, son of coach Paul Rose, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is lost for the season. The Seattle University verbal commit had eight goals and 19 assists before being injured.

"It's tough, but life goes on," Paul Rose said. "With Jeff and Peter Wajda (knee injury) both out, that's two of our three fastest guys. But it's a team effort. We'll adjust."

For Granite Bay, it stays at No. 9 in the NSCAA poll but drops from No. 6 to No. 19 in the ESPN poll.

Granite Bay will play host to Vista del Lago on Monday and Davis on Wednesday, both at 4 p.m.

Jesuit will play host to University High of San Francisco 5:15 p.m. on Friday, then play 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cordova.

PHOTO CREDIT: Jesuit High School Soccer player, Jeff Rose, No. 8, celebrates his goal to go up 3-0 as Jesuit plays Davis High School in the D-1 Section Championship played at Cosumnes Oaks High School in Elk Grove, Saturday Nov. 13, 2010.
Brian Baer, Sacramento Bee

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