Boys soccer roundup: Petaluma wins SCL title

Petaluma's Luke Wheels, right, sets himself up to score for Petaluma as El Molino's Andes Toruna, left, pressures him, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (CRISTA JEREMIASON/ PD)

Petaluma’s Luke Wheels, right, sets himself up to score for Petaluma as El Molino’s Andes Toruna, left, pressures him, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (CRISTA JEREMIASON/ PD)

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Petaluma, led by Max Crysdale’s two goals, captured its first Sonoma County League title in eight years with a 3-1 victory against El Molino on Tuesday night.

The Trojans finished league play with a 10-1-1 record.

“It’s a fun team to coach,” Greg Lamansky said. “We’ve got a good core of seniors to go along with five sophomores and a freshman.”
Crysdale scored a goal in each half and also had an assist.

“He had a big night,” Lamansky said. “Crysdale and Kevin Rojas have been our leading scorers. Julio Franco had the other Petaluma goal.

Petaluma’s overall record is 15-4-2.

ANALY 4, ELSIE ALLEN 2

At Sebastopol, the Tigers avenged an earlier defeat by the Lobos.

When the schools played on Oct. 2, Elsie Allen came away with a 2-0 victory.

Tuesday, Gabe Ghirann and Ivan Galvan each scored two goals. Ghirann also had an assist.

Galvan finished the regular season with 27 goals.

“We came out with more energy than the first time we played,” coach Peter Meechan said. “Elsie Allen scored the first goal but we were able to come back.”

The scores for Elsie Allen were by Eduardo Beltran and Jesus Torres.

Analy’s record is 9-2 in league and 13-4-1 overall. The Lobos are 9-2-1 and 12-3-1.

HEALDSBURG 2, PINER 1

At Healdsburg, the scoring took place after intermission.

The Greyhounds claimed a 2-0 lead behind goals by Diego Jimenez and Marcus Cano.

For Jimenez, it was his eighth score of the year.

“Fabian Martinez didn’t score but he played great,” Healdsburg coach Herbert Lemus said. “He’s a defensive midfielder and kept Piner from getting much going.”

Healdsburg winds up league play with a 5-7 mark and the Greyhounds are 10-8-2 overall.

FORT BRAGG 2, CLOVERDALE 1

At Fort Bragg, Angel Mendoza scored both goals as the Timberwolves maintained their runner-up position in NCL I with the victory.

Fort Bragg is 9-3-1 in league and 12-2-4 overall.

Kelseyville is the NCL I leader.

WILLITS 2, ST. HELENA 1

At Willits, all the scoring took place in the first half.

The Wolverines got goals from Ian Bertolino-Haley and Alejandro Lara as they improved to 9-6-2 overall and 7-4-2 in NCL I play.

ROSELAND PREP 4,
 RINCON VALLEY CHRISTIAN 0

At Santa Rosa, the Knights went on the road and won their fourth straight.

Adolfo Morales led the offense with two goals. Jose Ramirez and Enrique Sanchez also scored.

Keeper Diego Anguiano got the shutout.

Roseland is 7-1-2 in NCL II, 15-3-3 overall. The Eagles are 1-8-1, 11-9-1.