The Rangers United 14-under girls soccer team kicked off the CYSA District-8 Kaercher Fall League with two wins, defeating Oakdale 2-0 on Sept. 10 and Turlock 6-1 this past Saturday.
In the opener, McKenna Doyle gave Manteca the lead with the assist coming from Kayla Lecce. Cecily Gallardo doubled the cushion with a head shot. Lizbeth Ortiz, Sandra De La Riva and Rebekah Bonds were solid defensively in the shutout.
Against Turlock, Rangers United managed to dominate despite competing with a player down and no substitutes.
Gallardo and Doyle each struck for two goals, with one apiece coming from Kyra Bristow and Bonds. Gallardo also shared time at goal with regular keeper Shelby Kuperus.
Galaxy 5, Earthquakes 4
Alison Bingham and Bryanna Moll fired two goals apiece in the back-and-forth battle, and Natalie Lintz added one of her own for the Galaxy.
First-half goalie Raylynn Ybarr made some key saves that kept Galaxy in contention.
Revolution 4, Arsenal 2
Kyle Dorland and Cody Niford both had a goal and two assists to lead the charge for Revolution.
Aron Navarrette and Kavin Carrillo-Mejia each chipped in a goal. Charlie Wichert and Shaun Sellner provided good midfield support. Mason James and Navarrette split time in the goal box.
Eagles 5, Inferno 3
The Eagles soared past Inferno with strong defense in the second half.
After trailing at halftime, Jason Machado, Marc Soto, Michael Macias, Nolen Gavino and Ramon Rodriguez tightened up the back line, allowing the attack to come through.
Jesse Ortiz-Martinez tied it up with his second goal of the match, and Joshua Valdez netted the next two for the Eagles. Michael Arriola contributed one goal.
Valdez scored the go-ahead goal after Jose Cabrera’s initial attempt caromed off the crossbar. Cabrera was also instrumental on the defensive end of the field in the second half, as he headed away a free kick while the goalie was out of position to make the play.
Hawks 3, Red Dragons 2
The Hawks improved to 4-0 on the season but had to work to remain undefeated.
Daylon Thomas scored the winning goal in the second half and was set up by good individual play by Seth Villanueva at midfield. Jahir Munguia scored twice in the first half for a 2-1 Hawks lead. Zavier Sadorra and Luke Samson strung together connecting passes for Munguia’s second goal.
William Bergen and Armanpreet Sekhom led the defense, while Ben Epperley and Robert Perrin served as goalkeepers.