RedHawks best county rival Yellowjackets
The Colusa High soccer team traveled to Williams on Thursday to take on the Yellowjackets in a Mid-Valley League match-up and came away with a 3-1 victory described as "much-needed" by RedHawks coach Dan Kiely.
The coach reported that both Colusa and Williams took numerous shots on goal in the first half, with the 'Jackets taking a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute.
With just minutes remaining in the first half the RedHawks booted in the equalizer when Felipe Granados scored with an assist from keeper Fernando Amador.
"Colusa came out fired up in the second half and put in the go-ahead goal in at the 66th minute on a follow-up shot from senior forward Manuel Garcia, unassisted," Kiely said. "The RedHawks kicked in their third goal at the 76th minute of the game on a shot from forward Edgar Sanchez, assisted by Felipe Granados."
Kiely pointed to steady progress as the key to victory, saying, "Our offense has been improving with every game. We have worked very hard to generate more scoring opportunities, and I am very proud of all our players."
The coach said that defensive standouts were Jose Santana, Alex Avila, Luis Padilla and Gumer Salazar, along with a phenomenal effort by Amador. The keeper made six stops, including a leaping save with a punch ball over the top bar and a diving save.
The RedHawks are now 3-0-1 in the MVL and 5-4-2 overall.
Colusa played in Biggs on Tuesday.
Williams (3-3-2, 3-1-1 MVL) plays in Esparto on Thursday.