Dan Kiely | for the Pioneer Review
The RedHawk boys varsity soccer team traveled to Willows on Dec. 12 to take on the Honkers in a Sacramento Valley League game, and came away with a 6-0 win.
Colusa’s first goal went in at the 12th minute on a shot from forward Alejandro Rico, assisted by Ulises Galvan. One minute later the RedHawks scored again, this time on a shot from forward Victor Hernandez, with another assist from Galvan.
Colusa’s third goal went in at the 33rd minute on another boot from Alejandro Rico, with yet another assist from Galvan.
The RedHawks kept the pressure up and put in their fourth goal at the 44th minute on a shot from midfielder Ulises Galvan. Colusa midfielder Rodrigo Rodriguez delivered on a long range shot giving the Redhawks their fifth goal at the 55th minute mark, assisted by Victor Hernandez. Colusa’s sixth and final goal went in at the 70th minute on a shot from Victor Hernandez, assisted by Edgar Garcia. The 6-0 score held to the end of the match, giving Colusa another much needed SVL league victory. The RedHawks had strong defensive play from fullbacks Jesus Hernandez, Nicolas Lopez, Miguel Torres, and Omar Huerta. Also playing well were midfielders Dominic Garcia and forward Lucas Garin.
RedHawks goalkeepers Diego Avila and Andreas Lopez had good outings, with Avila having five saves in 65 minutes of play and Lopez with one save in 15 minutes of play. Colusa now stands at 3-0-1 in SVL play and are 4-0-1 overall.
The victory came after the Colusa Boys varsity soccer team hosted the Winters Warriors for a Sacramento Valley League matchup on Dec. 10, and came away with a 2-0 win. The RedHawks defense was put to the test by the aggressive Warriors forwards, but kept the shots against the Colusa goal to a minimum.
The 2-0 score held to the half and throughout the remaining 40 minutes, giving the RedHawks the much needed SVL victory.
Colusa will be back home on Thursday hosting Redding Christian. ■