Coyotes’ soccer gets non-conference win
Tyler Takeda/The Madera Tribune
Madera;s Leonel Marquez is congratulated by Alex Segovia and Adrian Alvarado (28) after scoring the first goal in Tuesday’s 3-0 victory over Chowchilla.
The Madera Coyotes boys soccer team scored a goal in the first half and put the Chowchilla Tribe away with two more in the second half for a non-conference victory in Memorial Stadium.
Leonel Marquez scored a goal 13 minutes into the match. Joad Enriquez-Blanco and Julian Ramirez added second half goals for the victory Tuesday evening.
“We wanted to build on what we were doing in the first half,” head coach Nic Landeros said. “We wanted to put them away. The message was to find the second goal and another to kill the game off.”
The Coyotes had about 10 shots in the first half, but couldn’t add to their lead. Things changed in the second half.
“We were attacking the goal a lot more,” Landeros said. “We always want to press the other team in their half and not to allow them to get out. We wanted to keep them in their end. They were playing a deep line so we had to shoot from the outside. Once their line came up, we were able to get penetration and get behind them a lot more.”
In the first half, Madera received their fourth corner kick in the first 12 minutes. Elmer Garcia sent the ball on the ground to the middle. Marquez slotted the ball by the keeper inside the near post for the first goal of the game in the 13th minute.
Madera went the rest of the half without a shot inside the goalkeeper’s box, but came close. Julian Ramirez had a 25 yard shot get batted over the goal in the 18th minute.
In the 27th minute, Garcia sent a long shot on goal. The Chowchilla goalkeeper batted the ball over his head and behind him. He reached back and, apparently, got the ball before it crossed the end line despite him being on the end line. The goal was denied and Madera still held its one goal lead.
Seventeen minutes into the second half, Garcia got the ball in the middle of the field and found Enriquez-Blanco in the middle. Enriquez-Blanco, with the goalkeeper coming out, shot the ball through the keeper’s legs for the second goal.
About six minutes later, Dylan Castro got the ball at about 30 yards out and sent a shot on goal. The ball was blocked out, but Ramirez followed with a shot for the third goal of the match and the win.