Hartnell 3, Cosumnes River 1: At Hartnell, the Panthers closed their non-conference schedule with a win over previously unbeaten Cosumnes River College of Sacramento to go to 4-2-1.
Luis Rodriguez (Pajaro Valley H.S.) opened the scoring for the Panthers in the 10th minute, on an assist from Eduardo Avalos (Alisal H.S.). A free kick goal from 35 yards out by Lorenzo Vasquez (Alisal H.S.), which caught the Cosumnes River goal keeper off his line, made it 2-0 Hartnell right before halftime.
After Cosumnes River pulled to within 2-1 in the 54th minute on a penalty kick, Albert Garcia (North Salinas H.S.) scored on a well-constructed counter attack off an assist from Jose Mendoza in the 76th minute.
Jesus Ramirez was in goal in the first half for Hartnell and Fabian Narez the second half.
Hartnell begins conference play Sept. 27 at Mission College of Santa Clara.
Photo: Luis Rodriguez
The Hartnell Men's Soccer Team beat West Hills College of Lemoore 3-1 to improve to (3-1-1) in the season.
Eduardo Avalos (Alisal H.S.) scored the first goal of the game at the 18th minute with a low shot to the second post off an assist from Jose Mendoza (Salinas H.S.). Ivan Manzano (Alisal H.S.) pushed the lead to 2-0 midway through the 2nd half with a low curling shot from the top of the box in the 63rd minute. Hartnell held the lead comfortably until the 86th minute, when Sylas Moura (Natal, Brazil) of West Hills hit a free kick to make it 2-1. Miguel Salinas (Alisal H.S.) iced the game with a perfectly slotted ball off an assist from Lorenzo Vasquez (Alisal H.S.) in stoppage time play.
Hartnell now travels on Saturday, September 14th to face undefeated and #12 in the nation Modesto (4-0). Kick off time is at 12:00 p.m.
Hartnell's Max Estrada named as the Pac 12 player of the week for U.C.L.A.
Junior forward Max Estrada has been named to both the Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News National Teams of the Week, as announced by the publications today. The junior transfer from Salinas, Calif. had a big weekend for the Bruins, scoring a pair of game-winning goals to lift UCLA to two key home wins. On Friday against Tulsa, Estrada played just 29 minutes but made his presence felt by scoring the only goal of the match in the 44th minute off a header in front of goal. It was Estrada's first ever UCLA goal. Then on Sunday, Estrada fueled UCLA's 2-1 comeback win over 11th-ranked UC Irvine by scoring the game-winning goal with just three minutes to play. Estrada put in a beautiful side volley in the 87th minute as the Bruins improved to 3-1-1 on the season. This is the first time in his career that Estrada, the younger brother of UCLA alum and Seattle Sounders striker David Estrada, has been named to National Teams of the Week.
Hartnell 4, Cosumnes River 1:
At Sacramento, the Panthers returned to the site of their state title game last year and came away with a victory to improve to 2-0-3 in non-conference. Marvin Milligan of Alisal scored in the fourth minute on an assist from Joni Cruz of Alisal to give Hartnell the lead to stay. Luis Orendain, on an assist from Carlos Ortiz, made it 2-0. Ortiz, from Alisal, then scored off an assist from Miguel Bravo of Alisal for a 3-0 halftime lead. Jose Martinez of Alvarez scored in the second half with an assist going to Miguel Salinas of Alisal. Jesus Ramirez had four saves in goal. Hartnell visits West Hills of Lemoore for a noon match Saturday.