Prep Soccer: Dos Pueblos Boys Shut Out Rio Mesa; Santa Barbara Loses to Buena | Sports
The Dos Pueblos boys exploded for three second-half goals to complete a 4-0 shutout in a Channel League home win over Rio Mesa on Thursday.
The Chargers’ first score came in the 17th minute when Mateo Robledo hit a superb 40-yard shot that returned with the wind in the back of the net.
After half-time, Drew Hamers swung over the Rio Mesa backline which Fin Silver captured in stride and played over the keeper’s hands in the 45th minute, making it 2- 0.
Eight minutes later, Charger Noe Piña hit a ball from 30 yards with his left foot that curled and kissed inside the upright for a 3-0 lead.
Luke Jevremovic closed the scoring for Dos Pueblos in the 65th minute when a failed Rio Mesa clearance found him high in the box for a shot and a goal.
Senior Charger goaltender Bryce Hemman was given the clean sheet for the shutout.
“The man of the match was Drew Hamers, creating multiple scoring chances and having a quick and explosive last step to beat the opposition to the ball time and time again on the night,” said Dos Pueblos coach Matt York .
“Fin Silver kept snacking throughout the season and entered the goalscoring column for his efforts. Freshman Kaj Laub had a good few minutes at the end of the first half and created chances that put pressure on his team’s defense and we loved his effort all night.
The Chargers are now 3-5-2 in Channel League play and 3-9-2 overall.
Buena 3, Santa Barbara 0
The Dons conceded two goals in the opening 15 minutes and lost the Channel League game.
“Giving up two early on mistakes was difficult, but the youngsters responded well the rest of the game,” coach Ricardo Alcaraz said.
“We knew we had a positive result, so we went for it in the second half, which left some space in the back.”
Buena scored the third goal with 10 minutes left.
Alcaraz praised Josue Iventura’s play in midfield.
Laguna Blanca 2, Grace Brothers 2
The Laguna Blanca boys fell behind and rallied for a 2-2 draw on the road against Grace Brethren on Thursday, in a battle between undefeated Frontier League teams.
After Grace Brethren scored twice in the first 20 minutes, Laguna Blanca freshman Baylor Wilson and senior Franky Baron turned a back-and-forth play into a Baron goal. The Owls went into the breakdown 2-1.
The Owls made adjustments to start the second half, and Finlay Sutherland and Sam Narva managed to contain Grace Brethren’s forwards, preventing them from creating more chances.
The team “started getting the ball into the spaces and behind the defenders, picking up their passing game and keeping the ball away from Grace Brethren,” Owls coach Rick Rodriguez said. “Mason Berg started creating chances in Grace Brethren’s penalty area.”
Wilson took a shot on goal 15 minutes into the second half which was blocked, but Andreas McClintock managed to drive the ball into the net, tying the game at 2-2.
Two five-minute overtime periods failed to determine a winner.
Laguna Blanca is now 4-0-2 in the league and second-placed Grace Brethren is 2-0-1.
Laguna Blanca 5, Villanova Prep 2
Laguna Blanca senior Alexandra Siegel and junior Regina Lujan each scored twice to lead the Owls in a 5-2 Frontier League road win over Villanova Prep on Thursday.
Junior Paloma Lujan also scored a goal.
The Owls are now 5-1 in the league.
“Another very slow start for us,” said Laguna Blanca coach Jose Rodriguez. “It was great to see the girls come together in attack and open it up in the second half.”