AYSO Soccer Highlights: September 23 Games

U-19 Prime Time vs The Cool Guys
By Tonya Zorich

This was an exciting, intense, physical and nerve-racking game. Penalties, injuries and nonstop action kept both sidelines on the edges of their seats. It was a pivotal match, as it unofficially decided who has the best chance of going to playoffs.

Matt Mendoza kicked it into high gear Thursday evening for The Cool Guys (coach Alan Gotts, sponsor Ranch House Restaurant) scoring the 1st goal in this pivotal match against Prime Time (coach Tom Farrar, sponsor Mike’s Pizza Co.).

Prime Timer Troy Durkee tied it up with a nice follow-through shot. Issac Shillig fired a shot to the lower corner of the net, Cool Guy keeper Cesar Galvez had a foot on it, but to no avail.

Cool Guy Alec Gotts tied up the game, followed shortly by Luis Enciso’s goal, making it 3-2 Cool Guys halftime.

Second half both teams were playing hard and fast for a victory. Shillig scored for Prime Time tying it up again off a corner kick from Cody Draa. A PK was awarded to Prime Time, Draa took the kick placing it well out of the keeper’s reach putting Prime Time ahead! Incredible defense by lightening-fast sweepers Gregory Kirk and Orion Zorich. Tenacious goalkeeping by Carlos Gotts, Cesar Galvez and Chase Hawes kept this intense match under control. Final 4-3 Prime Time. Great Soccer!!

U-12 Burgundy Beasts vs. Rebels
By Sandy Sprio

Saturday, Sept. 25 the Burgundy Beasts (coached by Jeff Neeley and Señor Shillig, sponsored by Mountain Auto Body ) took the field against the Rebels (coached by Matt and Cristal Vivirito, sponsored by La Sierra Restaurant).

An ambitious first shot attempt by Ericka Steere and an amazing goal were made by Gabino Pinida off the tips of the goalies highest reach over outstretched fingers into the goal!

Elliana Schillig had 4 goal attempts but the Rebels were not letting anything else into their goal.

In the second quarter, Isabella Spiro had a defensive header that looked painful but she kept on playing. The Rebels made their first goal. Alex on the defense had a front layout, but jumped up onto his feet like a professional, followed by several goal attempts.

An amazing half field kick by Maria Calderon and hustle by Kolby Gameros were memorable. Gabino Pinida took 2 defensive headers straight in the face but shook them off and the Rebels scored 6 more goals. The final score: 7-1 Rebels.

This is part of the September 24, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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