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Defender sparks EU in big win
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Trent Rivera set the tone on his first touch of the game for East Union at Riverbank.

The defender stole the ball in the opening minute and pushed it ahead to Jesus Hurtado, who cashed in for an early lead. The Lancers didn’t let up from there, rolling past the Bruins 8-0 Wednesday.

Rivera went on to assist his team’s next two goals, and in the second half he netted two of his own when he was moved to the attacking third.

East Union improved to 4-1-1.

“He’s a great playmaker,” EU coach Edgar Zelaya said. “He had a very good night.”

Hurtado finished with two goals, both scored in the first half. The Lancers were ahead comfortably 5-0 by the break. Hector Romero, Daniel Gomez, Jacob Garcia and Giovanni Padilla each chipped in a goal in the onslaught. Victor Amorim, Salvador Cortes and Jonathan Quintana each had an assist.


Livingston 3,

Weston Ranch 0

LIVINGSTON — The Cougars (2-3-3) struggled to get untracked offensively, while goalie Francisco Vega (10 saves) stayed busy throughout on the other end.

“We came out a little flat, and before we knew it, it was 2-0,” Weston Ranch coach Francisco Cisneros said. “That’s a good team, but we never really recovered from our start.”