Soledad High’s boys soccer team is building quite an unbeaten league streak down in south Monterey County.
Soledad played in its 28th Mission Trail Athletic League game without losing, as it defeated York 8-0 on Friday afternoon at York School.
With the win, Soledad improved to 2-0 in the MTAL and 7-0-1 overall. Its 28-game run is second best in the county to Alisal, which has 31 in the Monterey Bay League and previous Tri-County Athletic League.
It took Soledad 11 minutes to get its first goal of the game. Once it did, the Aztecs kept the scoring machine going.
Fabian Guzman made his mark on the game, tallying a hat trick in the first half. In the 21st minute, he performed a bicycle kick, with the ball ricocheting into the goal to give Soledad a 3-0 lead.
The Aztecs led 6-0 at half.
In the 42nd minute, Soledad got a corner kick, and Daniel Aguillon curved the ball in. Twenty minutes later, Alvaro Martinez headed the ball in from the center of the field.
Michael Sanchez, Yanek Warrings and Jose Villanueva all scored a goal in the first half for Soledad.
York, which lost for the first time this month, did its best to stay with the defending champions.
In the 66th minute, a Soledad player had a breakaway from about 35 yards out. Goalkeeper Nick Newman came out and dived to block the shot attempt.
Soledad returns to action Tuesday at home against King City. York will now go on the road with hopes of bouncing back. The Falcons travel to Gonzales on Tuesday before heading to Greenfield on Thursday.
Stevenson 1, Gonzales 0: At Stevenson, the Pirates blanked Gonzales as they bounced back from a loss earlier in the week.
Reed Reynolds scored the lone goal at the end of the first half. From there, the Stevenson defense prevented Gonzales from tying the score.
Stevenson goalkeeper Michael Shurtleff earned his fifth shutout of the season.
Stevenson (5-1, 1-1 MTAL) plays Carmel on Tuesday.
Monterey 2, North Salinas 1: At North Salinas, the Toreadores were up 2-1 at the half following two goals from Gabi Unowitz and assists by Delaney Balza. Monterey goalie Tania Arellano had four saves.
Viking Kassandra Flores scored a goal within the first minutes of the first half, but Monterey came back to score goals in the 39th and 42nd minute. The Toreadores (5-3-2, 2-0) on Wednesday travel to Monte Vista Christian School.
Greenfield 3, Carmel 2: At Greenfield, the Bruins continued their hot start by edging out the Padres.
Alicia Montanez scored the eventual game-winning goal with a couple of minutes to play in the game. Gabby Pacheco and Martiza Trujillo both had a goal for Greenfield (2-0 MTAL). Goalkeeper Monica Aguilar totaled eight saves.
Brooke Vierra scored both of Carmel’s goals. One came on a penalty kick. Haven Parker assisted on Vierra’s second goal.
Greenfield takes on Pacific Grove on Tuesday.
Alisal 7, Pajaro Valley 0: At Alisal, Trojans scored four first-half goals en route to victory.
It is the Trojans’ seventh shutout this season.
Priscilla Ruiz posted four goals with assists from Breanna Aguilar and Angie Lopez. Aguilar contributed two more goals for the Trojans in the second half. Alisal goalie Brittnay Perez had four saves.
The Trojans (8-1-1, 1-1 MBL Gabilan) host Christopher on Wednesday.
Santa Catalina 4, Soledad 2: At Soledad, the Cougars remained unbeaten in MTAL play as they built on a 2-0 lead.
Allie Aiello scored two goals in the first 25 minutes to give Santa Catalina a 2-0 lead. She then completed the hat trick in the second half. Daisy Villegas scored a goal as well.
Villegas, Aiello, Maddie Long and Sophia White each had an assist.
Santa Catalina improved to 4-1-1 and 2-0 in the MTAL.
Pacific Grove 2, King City 0: At Pacific Grove, the Breakers blanked the Mustangs to improve to 2-0 in the MTAL.
Cayla Whiteside and Ashley Augilera each scored a goal in the Breakers’ win. Samantha Deems tallied an assist on Whiteside’s goal.
Pacific Grove faces Greenfield on Tuesday.
Alvarez 1, Notre Dame 0: At Alvarez, the Eagles held off Notre Dame with a second-half goal.
Vanessa Moreno scored in the 69th minute on an assist from Priscilla Covarrubias. Gigi Pedraza was praised for her effort.
Alvarez will travel to North Monterey County on Wednesday afternoon.
Seaside 2, North Monterey County 1: At Seaside, the Condors had several attempts at the tie late in the game, but Seaside held them off.
Seaside scored both of its goals in the second half to overcome a 1-0 halftime deficit. Yamilette Rullan tied the game at 1-1 in the 55th minute on an assist from Monica Esquivel. Jazmin Vasquez gave Seaside the 2-1 lead after that.
Seaside goalkeeper Selene Ortiz had eight saves.
Cassandra Lopez scored North Monterey County’s lone goal.
The Concors play host to Alvarez on Wednesday, while Seaside plays North Salinas.
Santa Catalina 78, Greenfield 52: At Santa Catalina, the Cougars moved to 2-0 in the MTAL with the win over the Bruins.
Santa Catalina’s Kylie Moses had 31 points to lead all scorers. Madison Fox had 15 points. Audrey Bennett had 10 points.
Vanessa Flores led Greenfield with 12 points.
Gonzales 51, King City 48: At Gonzales, the south Monterey County duel went to the Spartans, who held off the Mustangs with free throws in the waning seconds.
Gonzales’ Ali Lombardi scored 15 points on five three-pointers. Katrina Diaz had 12 points.
King City’s Savannah Valladarez had 15 points.
Gonzales improved to 4-8 overall and 1-1 in the MTAL with the win.
Soledad 48, Stevenson 24: At Soledad, the Aztecs completed a 2-0 week by defeating the Pirates.
Soledad held Stevenson to seven first-half points.
Meg Paraguya finished with 21 points and eight steals, and Luzz Bugarin had 12 points, seven rebounds and five steals.
The Aztec defense totaled 10 blocks.
Pacific Grove 29, Carmel 15: At Pacific Grove, the Breakers used their defense to suffocate their rivals and improve to 2-0 in the MTAL.
Pacific Grove did not allow a point in the first half.