Madera South boys soccer coach Cristino Amriento couldn’t remember the last time he or his team allowed five goals in a game. Unfortunately for Armiento and the Stallions, it happened in the Division III quarterfinals in a 5-3 loss.
The No. 5 seeded Wasco Tigers scored two second-half goals eight minutes apart for the victory. It seemed like the Stallions had momentum in the second half with two goals three minutes apart to tie the match.
However, Wasco attacked the Stallions like they have never seen before to end the Stallions' season and Armiento’s Madera South coaching career. He said after the game that this was his last game at Madera South because of his full-time job was changing.
“This was the worse day to have defensive breakdowns," Armiento said. “We fought back to tie, but Wasco had a whole other level against us in the second half. They ran three forwards against us and we have never seen that this season.” ...