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3rd Marine Logistics Group's Manuel Aponte-Blanco, right, races against a Marine Corps Base Camp Butler player for control of the ball during the championship match of the 2007 Marine Corps Far East Regional Soccer Tournament Thursday night on Camp Courtney. 3rd Marine Logistics Group won, 5-1.
3rd Marine Logistics Group's Manuel Aponte-Blanco, right, races against a Marine Corps Base Camp Butler player for control of the ball during the championship match of the 2007 Marine Corps Far East Regional Soccer Tournament Thursday night on Camp Courtney. 3rd Marine Logistics Group won, 5-1. (Cindy Fisher / Stripes)

CAMP COURTNEY, Okinawa — For Coach Nicholas Peters and 3rd Marine Logistics Group, the third time was the charm.

Victor Aguayo scored three goals, giving him six goals for the tournament, as 3rd MLG dethroned defending champion Marine Corps Base Camp S.D. Butler 5-1 Thursday to capture the Far East Regional Soccer Tournament title.

Base shut out 3rd MLG 2-0 in the 2006 final, and 1st Marine Aircraft Wing did likewise to 3rd MLG in the 2005 title match. Peters’ team had not won the event since capturing back-to-back titles in 2000 and ’01.

Dave Andeson’s third goal of the tournament proved to be the lone goal of the first half, giving 3rd MLG a 1-0 lead.

Then Aguayo cut loose with two early second-half goals to make it 3-0. Kevin Harripersad added a solo tally, then Aguayo scored his final goal. Base’s only reply was Michael Muller’s fourth goal of the tournament late in the second half.

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