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Buffaloes roll behind second half shutout

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Buffaloes roll behind second half shutout

Manteca High’s Nacho Valdovinos gets cornered by Ripon defenders Hank Gaalswyk (20) and Nathan Machado.

JONAMAR JACINTO/The Bulletin


POSTED August 30, 2012 1:14 a.m.

Minor setbacks caused by defensive breakdowns hampered Manteca High early, but the Buffaloes straightened out some their defensive wrongs in a 6-2 victory over visiting Ripon High Wednesday.

The Buffaloes (3-0) went into halftime with a minimal 3-2 lead, but used a pair of second half goals from Marcus Montano to push past the Indians for good. Montano would finish with the hat trick scoring Manteca’s first goal of the contest.

“The first half we looked pretty poor,” Manteca head coach Justin Coenenberg said. “We were sloppy, we had big breakdowns in the back defensively, but the second half we were able to out posses them and string some passes together to get something going.

“We looked a lot better, but we still have quite a bit of work to do here.”

Ripon (0-3) got an early goal from Alex Torres and another from Jack Brierly on an assist from junior Nathan Machado, but could not string anything together in the second half. Brierly’s goal knotted the game a 2-2, but the Indians would not score again.

The Buffaloes also got two goals from Ramon Rodriguez, assisted by Carlos Belmonte and Jesus Ponce.  Deriam Farias would net the Buffaloes final goal, assisted by Belmonte.

Manteca will get its Buffalo Cup tournament underway Friday when they host Orestimba in the tournament opener.

 

East Union 2, McNair 2

The Lancers opened up a 2-1 lead in the first half, but saw the priceless one goal separation in the game’s 75th minute to close out in a 2-2 tie with the McNair Eagles.

East Union (0-0-1) got goals from Alejandro Perez and Alfredo Solorzano. Perez notched the game’s first goal in the 22nd minute, while Solorzano gave the Lancers a 2-1 lead in the 32nd minute.

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