The Eagles went 4-0 in the year-end tournament Saturday and Sunday to capture the Manteca Area Soccer League under-10 boys title at Woodward Park. The league also celebrated its 30-year anniversary over the weekend.
In the title match, the Eagles got past Inferno 6-4 in a high-scoring affair. Jesse Ortiz-Martinez recorded the final two goals for the Eagles to put the game out of reach. Simon Hinmon was busy in the goal box, racking up 11 saves to finish with 23 for the weekend.
Inferno’s Joey Aguirre struck for two goals, while Fernando Haro and Alexis Rodriguez pitched in one each. Riccardo Neiblas and Austin Frisk contributed assists.
The Eagles started the tournament with three straight shutout victories: 2-0 over Revolution, 6-0 over Real Madrid, 2-0 over Cruz Azul.
Ortiz-Martinez shared team-high honors with Michael Macias with four total goals. Matthew Dunham added three, Joshua Valdez scored twice and assisted one, Michael Arriola had two goals and Jose Cabrera one. Nolen Gavino, Jason Machado, Ramon Rodriguez and Marc Soto led the defense.
Second-place Inferno opened with a 4-0 upset of the previously-undefeated Sharks, with Aguirre accounting for all goals scored. Neiblas assisted two of them, and Michael Garcia and Junior Bettencourt anchored the defense.
In their second game, Inferno battled United to a 4-4 draw with goals coming from Quentin Banks, Aguirre, Neiblas and Rodriguez. Inferno earned a berth to the championship game via forfeiture.
In other MASL action this weekend:
Fury places third
Megan Harlan netted two goals and assisted four others in four games for Fury. She scored once and assisted Teresa Morales’ goal in the third-place match won by Fury 2-0 against Revolution.
Harlan amassed three assists in a 6-0 victory over the Breakers. Fury also faced the Raiders twice, losing each match, 2-0.
Alina Coronado and Morales finished with two goals apiece. Destiny Hernandez added one goal, and Jennifer Ibarra-Bejar had an assist.
Kareena Escartin was outstanding at goal, totaling 34 saves for the weekend Jasmine Herrera contributed five saves while manning the goal area in the second half of the game against the Breakers.
Revolution 1, Pumas 0
Aron Navarrette contributed to the shutout with his first-half effort at goal. He also contributed to the deciding goal.
A goal kick from Navarrette resulted in a score from Kyle Dorland, and Revolution held on for the victory. Mason James took over goalkeeping duties in the second half and was aided by defenders Justin Rother, Samuel Ward, Charlie Wichert and Logan Wilson.