Low Scoring game in Turlock

by Dareny Barajas

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January 26, 2018

Low Scoring game in Turlock 

(Turlock, CA. January 26, 2018)--- The San Diego Sockers (12-2) made their way to Turlock, Ca this friday night for their last game against the Turlock Express (2-15) this 2017-18 season. The Sockers did not travel with their leading scorer, Kraig Chiles but that did not impact the team at all as they secured a 4-1 win over The Express. 

Tonight the Express came in strong under the guidance of Head Coach Chris Handsor who had Turlock take a different approach against the Sockers this 4th time around. 

Erick Tovar would be the man of the match to open up the scoreboard in favor of San Diego with an assist by Eduardo Velez. His goal crossed the line at 2:54 in the 1st and would be the only goal seen for a total of 45 minutes. 

After an intense 2 scoreless quarters, San Diego returned in the 4th for more. Goals by Hiram Ruiz (Chad Hagerty) and a rocket shot goal by Felipe Gonzalez  (Matt Clare) increased their lead over Turlock.

The Express had various opportunities tonight to get on the board but luck was definitely not on their side. A couple one on ones against the keeper that would have been a huge contribution to tonight just did not fall on Turlock’s favor. 

The only goal The Express had was by Adrian “Kiko” Gutierrez who shot one in past Sockers Goalkeeper, Boris Pardo. 

With less than 5 minutes left in the game Turlock swapped their goalkeeper, Edgar Martinez who had an excellent game with multiple key saves, for their 6th attacker in hopes of cutting down their deficient. 

Unfortunately a quick counter by Hiram Ruiz ,who had 2 goals tonight, caught the 6th attacker out of the box up high and shot one in with only than 20 seconds left to end the match 4-1.


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