April 11, 2013

Area prep roundup: Bruins pull away, tighten grip on sub-region lead



Southeast boys 4, Northwest 1: Goalkeeper Abel Mendiola made 14 saves and four different players scored for the Raiders as they dominated to win a non-league matchup in Tunnel Hill and earn a touch of vengeance for last month’s 2-0 loss in Sub-region 7B-4A play.

Erik Salaises, Jorge Hurtado, Byron Miranda and Ramiro Guerrero all scored for Southeast (7-2-1), which led 1-0 at halftime. Miranda, Alex Rosillo and Victor Garcia all had assists.

While Northwest will enter next week’s Region 7-4A playoffs with a better seed than their intracounty rivals, the Raiders hope they gained some momentum with the win at Bruin Stadium.

“I’m thrilled that we were as dominant as we were,” Southeast coach Kevin Kettenring said. “It would have been nice to have the March 22 game a little bit differently if we could switch the two, but I prefer to be where we are now. You learn through those losses. It hurt, but this helps.

“We’re a different team now. That’s what we wanted, to be a different team in April than in March.”

Northwest’s score came when David Perez was fouled with about six minutes to play and Christian Perez converted a penalty kick. Miguel Deanda notched 10 saves in goal for the Bruins (10-4).

“Southeast is a really good team,” Northwest coach Ryan Scoggins said. “We knew that coming in even though we were fortunate enough to get that first win against them. We knew it would be tough, and they really outplayed us all the way around. ... They certainly deserved that win.”

Northwest girls 1, Southeast 0: Paige Smyth scored early in the first half and the Lady Bruins (8-1) made it hold up to earn the non-region victory in Tunnel Hill.

Gracie Holmes and Deysi Garcia combined in goal to earn the shutout, with Holmes making one save in the first half and Garcia stopping three shots in the final 40 minutes. The Lady Bruins, who beat Southeast 2-1 last month, had 10 shots on goal in the match.

“We had some good shots in the second half, but they really overloaded us on defense,” Northwest coach Anna Stutts said.

The Lady Raiders fell to 4-7.

• Coahulla Creek’s girls and boys matches at Ringgold, which were scheduled for today, have been moved to 5 and 7 p.m. on April 22.

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