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Under-14 United picks up two more MASL victories
Allyssa Zimmermann fires it back into play with a throw-in Saturday during the under-12 girls Grizzlies’ Manteca Area Soccer League match against the Fury at Woodward Park. - photo by HIME ROMERO

Anna Arriola jump started the under-14 girls United in both of its Manteca Area Soccer League games Saturday at Woodward Park.

Arriola struck for the first two goals of United’s commanding 7-2 victory over Liverpool and went for two more in a 3-0 win against the Pink Panthers.

Cheyenne Carter also scored twice in the Liverpool game, with other scores coming from Cynthia Randall, Lynda Crescini and Shariah Davidson.

Arriola’s goals bookended Cynthia Randall’s only score against the Pink Panthers. Goalkeeper Taylor Gray and defenders Esperansa De Le Riva, Sophia Vukanovich and Nikkie Rodriguez anchored the shutout.

On Oct. 17, it was Arriola who again sparked United’s 3-1 victory over the Shockers with the first goal. Davidson added a goal and an assist, while Randall punched in the insurance score.

United’s dominating run includes a 6-0 win against the Pink Panthers on Oct. 3, and 2-0 win over the Strikers on Oct. 10.

In other MASL action:

Shockers 3, Blizzards 1
Goalkeeper Alex Tolman (four saves) was able to ward off the Shockers’ attack for a half, but the Blizzards couldn’t keep up on the offensive end.
Alicia Patton scored off a feed from Samantha Kinard to make it a 1-1 tie at halftime.


Sporting 4, Barcelona 2
Franklin Guardado recorded a hat trick, and Jordan Moreno added his own goal as Sporting doubled up on Barcelona.


Arsenal 2, Inferno 0
Cheyenne Davidson shined in the goal box for Arsenal, as her clean sheet included 14 saves. The Inferno had many chances to break it open by controlling the first half.

On the other end, Cecily Gallardo assisted Sarah Vegas’ goal on a cornerkick, and Kayla Lecce booted in one more for good measure in the second half.

Fury 4, Grizzlies 0
Morgan Gross was unstoppable in her three-goal effort, and Neena Umpad netted the game’s second score as the Fury raced coasted to victory.

Kareena Escartin was rock solid at goal, and defenders Monique Angel, Georgia Arriola, Taylor Davis and Savannah Rohloff-Flores contributed to the shutout.

Strikers 2, Spirit 1
Down a goal at halftime, Marissa King knotted it midway through the second half, and Savannah Vershuur finished off a perfect cross from Ariana Folsom to cap the Strikers’ thrilling come-from-behind victory.

Meaghan Kiser played stout defense from her sweeper position and was aided by fellow fullback Alexis King.


Bolts 2, Titans 2
Joseph Lomeli and Michael Absher each punched in a goal for the Bolts in a back-and-forth affair.

Goalie Basem Monstafa did well to preserve the draw, as he recorded seven of his 11 saves in the first half. The defensive line consisting of Zachary Leja, Alonzo Espejo, Kareem Monstafa, Sergio Rojas and Christian Ramirez also played well.

Scorpions 6, Pythons 0
Kyle Dorland and Aron Navarette produced two goals apiece in the Scorpians’ one-sided victory. Navarette also had two assists and combined with Kyle Rachels at goal for the shut out.

Esteban Castro and Joshua Craighead accounted for the Scorpions’ other goals, and Dorland chipped in an assist.
The goalies were helped out by the stingy backfield quartet of Isaias Mata, Manuel Echeverria, Leonardo Morales and Leonardo Hurtado.


Lightning Strikes 4, Panthers 2
Julissa Pimentel provided the thunder for the Lightning Strikes with three goals, while Madison Huthison contributed with one. Chelsey Medeiros stood out as the team’s top defender.

— Jonamar Jacinto