Boys soccer team wins, 4-1
Two quick goals by freshmen Camden Brown and Johnathon Valdez on Wednesday afternoon put the Douglas High boys soccer team on track to a 4-1 win at home against Bishop Manogue.
Brown blasted in a 30-yarder in the 15th minute and Valdez scored on a follow shot one minute later as Douglas (2-9-1 Sierra League, 2-10-1 overall) jumped out to a 2-0 lead against Manogue (1-11, 1-14). Interestingly enough, Brown and Valdez started their season on the junior varsity team.
Senior forward Brian Leon assisted on each of the Tigers’ four goals.
“We’re starting to play better and with more chemistry as a team,” Douglas coach Chase Zumpft said. “It’s been great to see everyone step up and do what it takes.”
The Tigers led 2-1 at halftime and then put the game away on two goals from senior midfielder Crew Kudrna. The goals were Kudrna’s first this season.
The four goals represented a single-game high this season for the Tigers, who won 1-0 against Manogue Sept. 24 in Reno. Douglas had scored six goals in its previous 12 games.
Junior Mario Meza moved in to play stopper due to an injury sustained by Zachary Kruse and anchored the defensive effort. Luke Heinrichs played all the way at goalkeeper.
Douglas hosts Damonte Ranch in a Senior Day game Saturday at 10:45 a.m.
Zach Holtz and Mario Lobatos collaborated on a last-minute scoring play to lift Douglas past Manogue, 3-2.
Holtz brought the ball downfield on a run dished off an assist to Lobatos as the Tigers broke a 2-2 tie.
Manogue scored twice in a short span midway through the second half, the second on a penalty kick, before Douglas rallied to put three goals on the scoreboard in the final 20 minutes.
Juan Urena and Holtz scored goals to tie the game at 2-all.
Overall the team played very well with a great effort by the defense today,” Douglas JV coach Jacob Council noted.