There weren’t two more hotter boys soccer teams heading into Thursday than El Rancho and California High School, the only two area squads with double digit wins.
El Rancho (13-1 overall, 3-0 in league) took a small but significant step toward another Del Rio League title by defeating California 3-1.
“We were ready for this game, no doubt,” El Rancho junior forward Francisco Lara said. “We have a real good team and we’ve beaten California the last few years, so we had to come out strong.”
El Rancho’s Francisco Lara took aim at California’s goal in the second half of a Del Rio League prep soccer match as El Rancho beat California 3-1. (SGVN/Staff Photo by Keith Birmingham/SPORTS)
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The Dons next host unbeaten Pioneer (7-2-2, 3-0) on Tuesday.
The Condors (11-2-1, 2-1) played well for spurts at time and coach Eugene Chavez said his team won’t focus on the loss long.
“El Rancho played harder and wanted it more. We need to improve,” Chavez said. “But, it’s just one game, and we can’t dwell on this loss.”
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