THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2023
Shelby Twp, MI – Today Michigan Soccer Network announced that Avondale High School defender Jake Tripoli is MSN Player of the Week.
Jake Tripoli now has a little bit of the flair for the dramatic. The Auburn Hills Avondale senior scored two goals Tuesday night, including the late game-winner, as the Division 2 10th-ranked Yellowjackets knocked off visiting North Farmington, 3-2, in OAA Blue Division play.
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Tripoli finally broke the tie with 29:31 left in the second half, as he headed home a long 50-yard free kick into the box by senior Alex Gayton.
Knotted up in a 2-2 stalemate with chances at a premium, senior Lizandro Munoz-Hernandez’s bending corner kick from the left side sailed into the middle of the box and over to the awaiting Tripoli, who rose up above the crowd to head home the eventual game-winner with 1:22 to play.
Tripoli now has five goals on the campaign following his brace – third highest on the team.