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Sierras Eriq Kurys (7) and Jesus Quintero (20) of Enochs-Modesto battle for the ball Saturday in a 2-1 win for the Eagles in the semifinals of the Timberwolves Soccer Tournament. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL/The Bulletin

The Sierra High boys had a couple of tough-luck losses Saturday to finish fourth in the Timberwolves Soccer Tournament at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium. 

With Sierra (5-4-1) leading 4-2 in the third-place game against Vacaville (2-2), defensive breakdowns coupled with an injured goalie allowed the Bulldogs to tie the game at 4-4 forcing a shootout. 

Vacaville made all five of their penalty kicks and the Timberwolves made only four to give the Bulldogs the third-place trophy.

Chris Cortez, David Lopez, Eddie Aguilar and Carlos Mendez scored for Sierra with assists by Aguilar, Alexis Mata and Kevin Mendiola. 

In the 2-1 loss to Enochs of Modesto (7-2) in the semifinals, according to Timberwolves coach Joe Pires the Eagles consistently beat Sierra to the 50-50 balls and the Timberwolves struggled to put passes together.  


Ripon Christian Jerry Terpsma

Boys Soccer Classic

Sixth place

Ripon Christian 1,

Denair 0

On Saturday, eight minutes into the second half Nick Van Vliet scored on a header off the corner kick from Matthijs Moret for the only goal the Knights (1-4) would need.

Josh Tatton tallied four saves for Ripon Christian.


Bradshaw Christian 3,

Ripon Christian 1

The Pride took a 2-0 halftime lead and converted a penalty kick with two minutes remaining to secure the second-round victory.

Matthijs Moret got a deep bouncer over the Bradshaw Christian goalie for a one-on-one score in the 42nd minute for the lone Knights goal.

Tatton made seven saves for Ripon Christian.


Analy-Sebastopol 3,

Ripon Christian 0

The Tigers had two goals in eight minutes Friday in opening-round action.

The Knights had early opportunities to score but were not able to finish.

Tatton had six saves for Ripon Christian.