Stallions rout Hoover in NYL
Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune
Madera South’s Aliah Avila calmly sends a ball to the back of the net to score the first of her three goals in Friday’s 6-0 victory over Hoover.
The Madera South Stallions girls soccer team ended a productive week with a 6-0 victory over the Hoover-Fresno Patriots in North Yosemite League play.
The Stallions defeated their two NYL opponents last week by a combined
16-0 score. Madera South scored 23 seconds into Friday’s match and didn’t stop for the win at Madera South.
Aliah Avila scored three goals and freshman Alysa Gillen added two more. Delilah Jimenez scored the first goal of the match.
“I was putting in our subs a lot,” head coach Ramon Delgadillo said. “My center midfielders are playing well. Aliah, Alysa and Delilah are playing well with each other.”
After Tuesday’s match that saw the Stallions score 10 goals with seven goals from freshmen, the Stallions were looking for more Friday.
“The first round of the North Yosemite League, we were scoring, but not touching the ball as well as we are now,” Delgadillo said. “We are improving. This is helping build up our confidence for the playoffs.”
It only took 23 seconds for the Stallions to get on the scoreboard Friday. Avila got the ball in the middle after the Stallions got the opening kickoff.
She passed it to the right to Jimenez. Jimenez touched the ball by the oncoming goalkeeper and knocked a shot into the back of the net for the early 1-0 lead.
Less than three minutes later, Avila dribbled the ball to the end line and shot on goal. Her shot was blocked out. She sent a corner kick on goal. Jimenez headed the ball on goal, but it was blocked by a Hoover defender. The ball was kept in front of the net before Gillen got a foot on it and hit it into the back of the net for a 2-0 lead.
In the eighth minute, Jimenez settled an inbounds pass and crossed the ball to the middle. Gillen couldn’t get a foot on the ball, but was able to get a shoulder on it and hit it past the keeper for a 3-0 lead.
Two minutes later, the Stallions got on the scoreboard, again. Avila got the ball in the middle from Lisania Diaz on the left. Avila dribbled by a defender, touched the ball one more time and shot into the right side of the net for a 4-0 lead.
The Stallions slowed it down from there and had a chance in the 23rd minute. Jimenez got the ball in front, but missed her shot. The ball went across to Hazel Iniguez, but her shot was blocked. Jimenez got to the rebound and shot on goal, but it was blocked. Jimenez got the ball again, but her shot went out of bounds.
In the 28th minute, Avila dribbled by two defenders on the left and shot to the near post, but the ball went out of bounds.
Two minutes later, Madera South got a corner kick on the right and Avila hooked the ball into the back of the net for a 5-0 lead.
Avila added another goal early in the second half while the Stallions cruised to the 6-0 victory.