Playing on its home turf for just the second time this season, and the first in a month, East Union’s boys soccer team dominated for a 5-1 nonleague win over Riverbank at Dino Cunial Field on Thursday.
The Lancers rolled behind three unanswered goals in the second half, getting scoring contributions from five different players.
Tyler Soulier got them going with a nice one-touch volley off a cross from Jesus Hurtado. They each finished with a goal and an assist, as did Jacob Garcia. Andrew Ramos and Oscar Soto also scored for East Union (10-3-1). Angel Guizar and Oziel Jauregi each had an assist.
Riverbank (3-8-3) netted its lone goal in the first half to make it 2-1. Trent Rivera (five saves) and Enrique Perez (three assists) combined at goal for the Lancers.
Ripon Christian 1
RIPON — Matthijs Moret gave Ripon Christian (3-8-1) the early lead, but Argonaut (2-5-1) struck with the equalizer in the next minute and the go-ahead in the second half.
Josh Tatton returned from injury to man the goal for the Knights. They had other chances to add to their goal total, but had one taken away after it was determined that the opposing keeper had possession of the ball. Another attempt at an open net caromed off the upright.
“It was a good matchup for us,” RC coach Christian Manes said. “We had some really good opportunities that just didn’t go our way.”
East Union 6,
RIVERBANK — The Lancers (6-3) did not allow a shot in this one-sided nonleague affair.
Natasha Honore found the net twice, while Taysha McGuire, Sonia Ruiz, Jasmine Mejia and Hailey Sims scored one apiece.
Venture Academy 2, Weston Ranch 0
STOCKTON — Aliyah Guerrero recorded 12 saves for Weston Ranch (3-8-1), which was done in by two counter-attacking goals in the first half.
East Union 9,
The Lancers (12-0-2) had little trouble in maintaining their unbeaten record, getting two goals and two assists from Gabriel Gutierrez. Tarunjit Singh added two goals of his own.
Weston Ranch 1,
Bear Creek 0
STOCKTON — Crystal Chavez accounted for the only goal, while goalie Lizbeth Perez preserved the shutout with six saves.