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.
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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.
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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.
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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.