The Fury of the Manteca Area Soccer League got off to a hot start in the season on Aug. 20, posting two shutouts in under-14 girls action.
Megan Harlan scored twice with a goal apiece coming from Katy Carter, Destiny Hernandez and Gaven Kaur in Fury’s 5-0 blowout of Revolution. Hernandez went on to record a hat trick in the team’s 3-0 win over Arsenal in Game 2.
Goalie Kareena Escartin had 10 saves to keep the Arsenal scoreless and was also between the posts for the clean sheet in Game 1. Escartin was also instrumental in this past Saturday’s 1-0 loss to the Raiders, as she recorded 15 saves to keep her team in the match.
Georgia Arriola and Jennifer Ibarra-Bejar were among the defensive standouts in the Fury’s first three contests.
In other MASL action:
Revolution 4, Pumas 2
Aron Navarrette torched the Pumas for three goals, and Cody Niford added one. Kavin Carrillo-Mejia contributed an assist.
The Heat 7, Galaxy 4
Alison Bingham scored twice for the second straight week, but Galaxy was unable to keep pace with the Heat.
Salma Hamza chipped in one goal and one assist, Natalie Lintz scored once and Raylynn Ybarr contributed an assist.
Inferno 8, Revolution 3
Riccardo Nieblas had himself a day to remember, as he scored the nets for seven goals. Joey Aguirre added one goal, and Aaron Sandberg had an assist.
Fernando Haro, Illdefenso Bettencourt and Austin Frisk played well defensively.
Eagles 2, Fireballs 1
Jesse Ortiz-Martinez scored once, and Michael Arriola netted the deciding goal in the second half for the Eagles.
Nolen Gavino (two saves) and Simon Hinmon (six saves) split time at goal. Matthew Dunham was lauded for his hustle.
Mustangs 4, Pumas 1
Johnpaul Campos got the Mustangs off and running with a goal, and Tyler Nansel handled the rest as he recorded a hat trick. Malachi Henry had several opportunities to widen the margin but narrowly missed.
Damian Gonzalez kept the Pumas at bay from the goalie position, and he was backed by the defensive play of Damian Gonzalez.