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March 18, 2014

Prep roundup: Garcia scores four goals for Coahulla Creek soccer

Pedro Garcia had four goals and — despite his heavy output — plenty of offensive help as Coahulla Creek High School’s boys soccer team rolled to a 9-1 win over visiting Gordon Central on Tuesday night.

The Colts (7-2-1), who improved to 6-2 in Region 5-3A play, also got a pair of goals from Jo-An Barcenas, plus one each from Missael Fraire — the keeper scored on a penalty kick — Gustavo Mendiola and Ronnie Vargas.

Fraire recorded six saves for the Colts, who led 3-1 at halftime.

Coahulla Creek girls 2, Gordon Central 1: Regina Pacheco scored both goals for the Lady Colts (4-6, 4-4 Region 5-3A) in the home win.

Gordon Central held a 1-0 lead in the first half but Coahulla Creek scored twice before halftime. Melissa Cabrera made 10 saves at goalkeeper for the Lady Colts, who took 27 shots.

Mount Paran Christian boys 9, Christian Heritage 0: The Lions dropped to 0-6 overall and 0-5 in Area 7-A with the loss in Kennesaw.

Mount Paran Christian girls 2, Christian Heritage 0: The Lady Eagles scored just one goal in each half despite outshooting the Lady Lions 37-0. Sarah Massengale had 35 saves in goal for Christian Heritage (1-5-1, 1-4 Area 7-A) in the road match.

Cass girls 5, Dalton 0: The Lady Catamounts (5-2-1) trailed 1-0 at halftime of the road match, for which they were missing center midfielder Rocio Carrizales because of an ankle injury and left midfielder Patricia Hernandez because of a concussion.

However, Lady Cats coach Tony Carlson said that Dalton “must find a way to pull it together with or without them.”

Dalton keeper Alex Brumbelow made eight saves against 14 shots on goal by Cass.

Morris Innovative boys 4, Model 0: Celebrating their first-ever ranking in the eurosportscoreboard.com Class 2A top 10, the Tigers let Elmer Hernandez do much of the celebrating.

Hernandez had a hat trick to lead eighth-ranked Morris Innovative (7-4, 7-3 Region 7-2A) to the win at Harmon Field. Sergio Mendiola had the other goal for the Tigers off of an assist from Eduardo Padilla, while Oscar Reyes recorded the shutout in goal.

Model girls 10, Morris Innovative 0: The Lady Tigers (0-10, 0-10 Region 7-2A) trailed 2-0 at halftime in the home loss.

Brianda Martinez made close to 15 saves in the first half at goalkeeper, Morris Innovative coach Irene Quintero said, while Sabrina Sanchez took five shots for the Lady Tigers.

North Murray boys 2, Sonoraville 0: Arturo Garcia set up a first-half goal by Victor Iturbero and found the net on a long assist on Jacob Dotson’s free kick in the second half to lead the Mountaineers (6-1, 6-1 Region 5-3A) in the home win.

Manuel Gonzalez made three saves as he earned the shutout in goal.

North Murray girls 4, Sonoraville 0: The Lady Mountaineers (2-5, 2-5 Region 5-3A) scored three goals in the first half to take control at home.

Veronica Miranda scored twice, while Victoria Jacobo and Alonda Bennett each scored once. Bennett also assisted on two goals and goalkeeper Amber Bandy made three saves.

Heritage-Catoosa boys 4, Northwest Whitfield 2: David Franco scored twice for the visiting Bruins (4-3-3, 2-2 Sub-region 7B-4A).

Northwest outshot Heritage 18-10, but the Generals converted their best chances, Northwest coach Ryan Scoggins said. The game was 1-all at halftime and Northwest scored to take a lead in the second half.

“It was a really ugly match for us,” Scoggins said. “It was just sloppy play.”

Heritage girls 6, Northwest 2: Ashlee Huynh scored in the first half for the visiting Lady Bruins (7-2, 3-1 Sub-region 7B-4A) on an assist from Nancy Paz, who scored Northwest’s second-half goal on a free kick.

Heritage, which outshot the Lady Bruins 28-14, led 4-1 at halftime.

Southeast Whitfield boys 1, Boyd-Buchanan (Chattanooga) 0: Isael Gutierrez scored on a penalty kick in the final minutes of the game as the Raiders (8-1-1) outshot the Buccaneers 20-6 during the non-region victory on the road.

• Dalton junior varsity boys 4, McCallie (Chattanooga) 0: Jamie Ortiz scored twice for the Cats, who remained undefeated through seven matches with the road win. Cristian Valladares and Jose Boyzo each scored one goal, while Luis Torres earned the shutout in goal

• Murray County’s boys and girls varsity matches with visiting Chattooga were postponed. A makeup date for the Region 7-2A competitions have not been determined.

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