A Turlock Victory slips off their hands by one goal

by Dareny Barajas

News Release

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March 2nd, 2018

A Turlock Victory slips off their hands by one goal

(TURLOCK, CA. March 2nd, 2018)--- The Turlock Express (3-19) closed out the 2017-18 season at home by hosting Southwest team, El Paso Coyotes (11-10) Friday night. After being down by 3 goals at one point, Turlock were able to find the equalizer in the 4th that gave them a bit more air to stay alive in the match. Despite their efforts, the Coyotes capitalized on an error from turlock that bagged their 6-5 win over The Express. 

El Paso came in aggressive on their 1st road game of the 2 this weekend as they opened up the scoreboard in Turlock early on with a goal by Christian Gutierrez unassisted.

Jorge Carmona (Luis Martinez)  found the back of the net a few minutes later that tied the game up and pumped the faithful crowd of Turlock. 

The following quarter did not fall in favor of the Express as a total of 3 goals got pass goalkeeper, Edgar Martinez. 2 of those 3 goals seen were by Christian Gutierrez while the 3rd goal was made by Omar Lesdema. These goals increased their lead to 4-1, until Matt Germain rushed in past his defender and put one in. 

The second half was a well fought 30 minutes between both teams with Turlock coming in hot with 3 goals. Jorge Carmona was the man of the night for The Express as he took advantage of an opportunity on a powerkill and got the equalizer. 

A blue card was then issued at the worst possible moment for Turlock which in return would allow David Salas to find the left corner open and get it pass the keeper.  

With the time running, and in need of a goal, Turlock swapped their goalkeeper with a 6th attacker but unfortunately ran out of time and closed their last game with a loss. 

The Express wants to thank all the fans that came out this season and encourages everyone to stay on top of any new updates by following them on all social media platforms.


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