Franklin Guardado led Sporting’s busy weekend during the end-of-season tournament in under-14 boys Manteca Area Soccer League action at Woodward Park.
Guardado totaled six goals in four games, including a hat trick against the River Hawks, as Sporting battled tough en route to the league championship.
Sporting clinched the title Sunday by edging Lobos, 4-3. Guardado accounted for half of Sporting’s goals, with the rest coming from Adrian Anguiano and Eduardo Avalos.
Sporting and Lobos also met in the opener Saturday, and the champions had an easier time winning the first time by a 5-2 margin. Jordan Moreno, Simon Torres, Sal Arias, Eric Avalos and Guardado each scored a goal.
After shutting out the Riverhawks, Sporting continued its championship run by knocking off Magic, 1-0. Avalos punched in the deciding goal.
In other MASL action:
Fury 6, Breakers 0
On Oct. 31, starting goalie Kareena Escartin got to see action on the front line and produced her for two goals. Escartin had two first-half saves, and Monique Angel completed the shutout with two more saves in the second.
Morgan Gross also scored twice, while Angelina Valdez and Sophie Williams added one apiece. Savannah Flores was lauded for her play on defense.
Timberwolves 2, Heat 1
Tyler Soulier accounted for the Timberwolves’ only goal in the championship game Sunday.
Enrique Perez racked up a lot of saves to keep the team in it. Migues Nieblas, Santino Guevara and Ceasar Diaz-Patino played solid on defense.
Heat 2, Red Bulls 1
Tyler Soulier struck twice with an assist coming from Jacob Garcia as the Heat claimed its tournament opener. Enrique Perez recorded five saves.
Heat 5, Bolts 0
Jacob Garcia and Tyler Soulier put on a show. Garcia’s hat trick and assist led the way, and Soulier chipped in two goals and two assists.
Ceaser Diaz-Patino stood out on defense to help the team score a shutout.
Heat 1, Scorpions 0
Tyler Soulier punched in the deciding goal of the semifinal match with a corner kick midway through the second half.
Enrique Perez shined at goal, where he amassed 10 saves.
Scorpions 5, Chivas 3
Aron Navarrette scored as a goalkeeper to highlight the Scorpians’ third-place victory Sunday.
Kyle Dorland added a goal and two assists. Esteban Castro, Kyle Rachels and Gabriel Cirella each chipped in a goal.
Scorpions 4, Warriors 0
Esteban Castro netted a pair of goals, while Aron Navarrette and Kyle Dorland chipped in one apiece in MASL tournament play.
Dorland also had an assist, as did Leonardo Hurtado and Kyle Rachels.
Rachels and Navarrette split time in goal. Joshua Craighead, Cody Niford, Isaias Mata and Hurtado played well on defense to help their goalies record the clean sheet.
Scorpions 5, Fury 2
Aron Navarrette’s hat trick and assist spearheaded the Scorpions’ tournament-opening victory. Kyle Dorland had a goal and two assists, and Esteban Castro contributed a score.
Manuel Echeverria, Leonardo Morales and Gabriel Cirella aided the cause with good passing on the attacking third.
Red Bulls 4, Titans 0
Anthony Cavazos scored two goals, and Noah Valdez and Kyle Wingard struck with one each.
Goalie Grant Silva posted eight goals, and Davey Farfan was key on defense.