Tuesday’s Boys Soccer: Barragan Nets Six in 12-0 United Win Over Rockets
By The Chronicle
WINLOCK — Gustavo Barragan scored a half dozen goals and his United teammates matched his output here on Tuesday in a 12-0 drubbing of Castle Rock in a 1A Trico League boys soccer affair.
It was Edgar Barragan who got the ball rolling for United with a goal in the second minute that was assisted by Brandon Cruz. Gustavo Barragan got in on the action five minutes later with a goal off of a pass by Andreas Malunat.
Gustavo Barragan scored again in the 10th and 13th minutes off of assists by Isaac Cruz and Brandon Cruz, respectively. Then in the 15th minute he notched his fourth goal of the game on a pass from Isaac Garibay.
Brian Wood scored United’s sixth and final goal of the first half off of a penalty kick in the 20th minute.
Gustavo Barragan wasted little time out of the intermission before he got back to business. He scored a goal with an assist by Garibay in the 42nd minute and then returned the favor two minutes later with an assist of his own to Garibay.
Matthew Ethridge assisted the next two United scores with Garibay scoring again in the 54th minute and Gustavo Barragan finding the back of the net for the final tally in the 60th minute.
Neal Patching and Ethridge rounded out United’s scoring summary with unassisted goals in the 66th and 71st minutes, respectively.
“We are moving the ball really well,” said United coach Horst Malunat who was most pleased with all of the assists his team turned in on the night. “At the beginning during those four ties we weren’t really moving the ball as fast as I wanted us to.”
United managed to get 23 shots on frame in the contest. Jonothan Cisneros handled the goalkeeper duties for United and was a perfect one-for-one on save opportunities.
“We’re trying to get everybody in and playing so that was good,” added Malunat.
United (5-0-4, 5-0 league) will play at La Center on Thursday.
Bulldogs Make Hay Out of Beavers Miscues
TENINO — Montesano took everything that Tenino gave them here on Tuesday in order to secure a 5-2 win in a 1A Evergreen League boys soccer tilt.
The Bulldogs took an early lead when Luis Muro punched in a goal in the seventh minute but Tenino’s Chris Ramez answered back with a penalty kick score just two minutes later.
In the 14th minute, Muro struck again. Ben Royer added another score for Montesano in the 26th minute to give the Bulldogs a 3-1 lead at intermission.
Muro was at it again in the 53rd minute with a score off of a penalty kick and Joel Pine scored a solo goal in the 74th minute to finish the Bulldog’s attack.
In between those two scores for Montesano the Beavers picked up their second score when Zack Russell punched in a pass from Leo Lloyd.
“We knew that they were going to be a little bit more physical so we had to match that intensity. I thought for the most part we did that,” said Tenino coach Kevin Schultz. “There were a couple of fouls both ways but neither of them were necessarily dirty. They were both teams just playing hard.”
Tenino managed just six shots on goal in the game while Montesano got up a dozen shots on goal. The Beavers’ goalkeeper, Devin Billings, notched seven saves in the contest and got his mitts on at least two scores.
Schultz added that he was particularly pleased with the ball control in the midfield by Lloyd and the defensive effort of Zach Byer on the backline.
“We made a couple of silly mistakes. Just a couple of mental errors that if we cleaned up it would be a lot closer game,” said Schultz. “That’s what soccer is about. They took advantage of their opportunity and we didn’t.”
Tenino (1-5-1, 1-4 league) will host South Bend-Raymond on Thursday in a league game.
W.F. West Survives Late Scare at Rochester
ROCHESTER — The Bearcats needed a goal in the final five minutes of play here on Tuesday in order to escape with a 3-2 win over Rochester in Evergreen 2A Conference boys soccer action.
W.F. West went up 2-0 before halftime thanks to a set of goals in the 20th and 26th minute. First Luis Monzon-Barillas scored off of an assist by Antheny Mendez-Leal and then Zach Wood scored off of a pass from Cesar Morales.
The Warriors regrouped at halftime though and wound up tying the game up with a little over 10 minutes remaining in the game. Erik Vasquez-Valentine scored Rochester’s first goal on a penalty kick in the 62nd minute before Alexis Castillo scored off of a free kick in the 67th minute.
Mendez-Leal came to the rescue for W.F. West in the 75th minute when he punched in a score on a free kick. Mendez-Leal finished the game with a goal and an assist.
“Antheny (Mendez-Leal) is our number 10, our playmaker in the middle of the field. He’s really our energy and our engine that really drives the team,” said W.F. West coach Allen Anderson. “I really thought that Antheny (Mendez-Leal) and Cesar (Morales) and our other midfielder Christian Mathuzima, really did a great job for us today. They just did a really great job of controlling the possession and wearing them down.”
W.F. West managed 11 shots on goal while Rochester also fired 11 shots. Anderson gave his goalie, Alex Brummer, a pat on the back for a good game in front of the net.
Anderson was also pleased with his team’s resilience after surrendering their lead late in the game.
“They had all the momentum at that point. I’m definitely proud of them for not giving up after losing that lead,” Anderson said.
W.F. West (3-3-3, 1-2 league) will host Centralia on Friday. Rochester (3-6-0, 0-4) travels to Aberdeen on Friday for an EvCo game.