Sad Night for Turlock

by Dareny Barajas

News Release 

500 S. center Street,  Turlock Ca 95380  Tel: (209) 634-5181

For immediate Release

December 17th, 2017


Sad Night for Turlock 

(SAN DIEGO, CA. December 17th, 2017)--- The Express (2-7) traveled to Southern California Saturday night for a Sunday evening match against the San Diego Sockers (7-0). Turlock with their young squad entered the game ready to take on the leading Pacific Division team but were not able to put some away costing them a 9-2 loss. 

A few new faces were seen on Turlock’s behalf at the Sockers home Sunday night. Angel Hernandez and Ivan Rios who are two of the 5 new additions to the Express this season stepped on the field tonight in place of a few veterans.

Turlock came in with a strong defensive start this evening in the Valley View Casino Center as the the San Diego Sockers finished off the opening Quarter with 10 shots. 

Despite the ball rolling in the Express danger zone, Turlock’s defense and Goalkeeper Edgar Martinez denied the possible entries which resulted in a scoreless quarter.

In the start of the following quarter, San Diego came out in full offense mode with 3 unanswered goals by Raymundo Contreras, Kraig Chiles and Anthony Medina. Turlock had dangerous potential goal shots by Jesus Belmonte and Arturo Pulido but weren’t able to get inside the box in favor of the Express to cut down the Sockers lead.

The northern team headed back to the locker rooms for halftime trailing by a score of 3-0 to their Pacific Division Rivals. The last two remaining quarters however did not fall in Turlock’s favor. 

A total of 6 Goals were seen from the Sockers, 3 in which came from Erick Tovar who lead the team in goals tonight for The Sockers.Turlock’s leading scorer, Ivan Campos was the only player for The Express that found the back of the net. Campos had two Goals that ultimately put them on the scoreboard. 

Turlock will close out the year with another road game in Ontario, Ca to visit the Fury. The live game can be viewed on  Make sure you are following The Express on all social media platforms to stay updated with future games. 


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