PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: River Valley suffers first loss
Lindhurst, YC get crucial league wins
A couple of players short and a hand full of "miscues" ended up costing the River Valley High boys soccer team its first loss of the season.
In a tight Tri-County Conference, Pioneer capitalized, and the Falcons fell 3-0 at home on Monday.
"It just wasn't good today," Falcons coach Abel Franco said. "There were a lot of problems out there."
The Falcons slipped to 7-1-2 overall and 4-1-1 in conference, where they sit atop a four-team jam in the standings.
Pioneer (3-1-2), Woodland (4-2) and Yuba City (4-2) are all battling for playoff berths.
Yuba City 4, Inderkum 1
In Natomas — The Honkers jumped on top of Inderkum in TCC play early and never let up.
Freddy Oregel, Erik Uribe, Javier Fernandez and Donovan Guzman each scored a goal to help Yuba City improve to 7-3-4 overall and 4-2 in conference.
Assists came by way of Guzman, Tony Manzo and Adolfo Nazareno.
Lindhurst 2, Dixon 0
In Olivehurst — The Blazers are beginning to position themselves for a playoff berth after blanking Dixon.
Ivan Ambrocio scored on a free kick, and he also crossed a ball to Riley Carns, who scored on a header.
With the victory, the Blazers improved to 6-5 overall and 3-2 in the Golden Empire League. The Blazers sit third behind Capital Christian and West Campus in the standings.
West Campus 3, Marysville 1
In Sacramento — Coach Steve Tennis was frustrated at the final result after watching what occurred on the field.
"We dominated the entire game," he said. "They dominated for 3 minutes."
But that's all it took for West Campus to score two quick goals, and on a last-second counter-attack.
The Indians (8-5 overall, 2-3 in GEL) took an early 1-0 lead after Thomas Mehler scored on an assist from Eddie Medina.
New Life Chr. 2, Freedom Chr. 2
In Fair Oaks — Kobe Bancroft and Aaron Vieira each scored a goal as the Crusaders played to a draw in a Northern Pacific Athletic Conference match.
Vieira was credited with outstanding play in the midfield, while Tyler Treat and Simeon Joiner were credited for their defense for New Life (2-4-1, 2-2-1).