Soccer roundup: Casa Grande bumps off Maria Carrillo 1-0

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Maria Carrillo's Nicholas Westly, right, goes up for a header against Casa Grande's Paco Villegas on Tuesday in Petaluma. (Alvin Jornada / For The Press Democrat)

Maria Carrillo’s Nicholas Westly, right, goes up for a header against Casa Grande’s Paco Villegas on Tuesday in Petaluma. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

Casa Grande knocked visiting Maria Carrillo out of a first-place tie in the North Bay League by defeating the Pumas 1-0 on Tuesday night.

Carrillo and Montgomery began the night with 9-1-1 league records. The Vikings defeated Rancho Cotate.

Casa Grande, 10-3-1 overall and 8-3 in league, got a goal from Irvinn Lopez in the 15th minute, and keeper Sam Falkenburg kept Carrillo from penetrating the goal.

“Falkenburg was tremendous,” coach Lee Summerscales said. “He had four big blocks to preserve the shutout.”

Luis Pacheco got the scoring play started when he found a gap in the middle of the field. As he moved toward the Carrillo net, he found Lopez. The goal came from 18 yards out.

MONTGOMERY 2, RANCHO COTATE 1

At Rancho Cotate, Evan Martinez kicked in a goal with each foot as the Vikings took over sole possession of first place in league.

Both scores were in the first half and each one came from about 20 yards out. Alexis Carrillo assisted on the first goal and Alberto Alvarado set up the second.

“Martinez has been a consistent offensive threat all year,” coach Jon Schwann said. “He’s been a great player.

“We’ve been playing better as a team the past two weeks. Playoffs are around the corner.”

SANTA ROSA 4, WINDSOR 0

At Santa Rosa, the Panthers scored three times in the first half en route to the victory.

Angel Palomares had two goals before intermission with his first one coming 9 minutes into the game.

Bryan Juarez and Urbano Ortiz scored the other goals for the Panthers.

“The guys showed up ready to play,” coach Antonio Garcia said. “We started off strong and took control from the start.”

Keeper Osvaldo Benavides got credit for the shutout.

The Panthers’ league record is 6-3-2, which puts them in fourth place.

UKIAH 2, CARDINAL NEWMAN 0

At Ukiah, the Wildcats only had three shots on goal in the first half but two found the back of the net.

“We had plenty of scoring opportunities,” Newman coach Alan Ramos said. “We just couldn’t score.”

 

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