Soccer roundup: Roseland University Prep tops St. Vincent 3-1

soccerBy HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Roseland University Prep’s boys soccer team opened defense of its NCL II crown on Wednesday with a 3-1 victory over visiting St. Vincent.

The Knights are attempting to win league for the fifth year in a row.

“Our primary goal this season isn’t just to win league,” coach Tino Fonzeca said. “We want to make a deep run in the North Coast Section Tournament. “We made it to the quarterfinals last year and lost to eventual champion University.

“Of course we want to win league, but we’ve set our sights higher.”

The Knights put up a strong defensive effort while defeating St. Vincent. The Mustangs’ lone goal came on a penalty kick by Henry Lane with five minutes remaining.

Meanwhile, Enrique Sanchez, Jose Ramirez and Noel Olvera scored for Roseland. Kobe Carreno assisted on two goals.

“We played good enough to win,” Fonzeca said. “We need to improve our movement off the ball and communicate better. Also, a team can always improve its fitness.”

MARIN ACADEMY 3, MONTGOMERY 1

At San Rafael, the Wildcats scored three times in the opening 20 minutes and the Vikings never recovered.

Jordan Seccaitano got Montgomery on the scoreboard in the second half.

“They (Marin Academy) are a phenomenal team,” Vikings coach Jon Schwan said. “Combine that with us having an off day and that’s the story.”

Montgomery was playing its second game in as many days. The Vikings defeated Analy, 3-1, on Tuesday.

CALISTOGA 4, RVC 3

At Calistoga, the Wildcats handed Rincon Valley Christian its first loss in the league opener for both teams. Rigo Avina led the Calistoga offense with two goals and an assist. Adrian Garcia and Ivan Sanchez also scored.

Robbie Leng scored twice for RVC and Maxwell Cantrell had the other goal.

UPPER LAKE 6, POTTER VALLEY 1

At Potter Valley, David Beccera-Lopez and Alberto Lopez-Beccera each scored three goals to lead the visitors to victory.

In girls soccer:

TECHNOLOGY 2, TOMALES 0

At Tomales, Daniels Amezqua-Espinoza kicked in both goals as Technology picked up its first league win. The Titans are 1-2 in NCL II and 1-3 overall.

ROSELAND PREP 1, ST. VINCENT 1

At Petaluma, the teams battled to a tie. The Mustangs, 4-1-1 and 2-0-1 in league, got its goals off the foot of Grace Hosbin.

SONOMA ACADEMY 8, RVC 3

At Rincon Valley Christian, Chloe Colbert scored four goals to lead the unbeaten Coyotes. Savannah Stoughton also had a strong game as she came up with two goals and two assists.

Sonoma Academy is now 5-0 overall and 3-0 in league.