Lake Placid’s Las Chivas team, competing in the ages under 13 division of the Arcadia Mexican Youth Soccer League, tied a team from Arcadia, 2-2, in a game played there Saturday, Nov. 16. Scoring for Lake Placid came from Julio Cesar Castillo and Diego Orduna. Castillo’s goal came early in the contest as he took a feed from Miguel Alvarez and blasted the ball into the net. Orduna tallied on an assist by Castillo.
The Las Chivas coaching staff praised the overall play of captain Alejandro Villagomez as well as Leandro Luna and Omar Resendiz.
The Las Chivas team is firmly planted in first place in its age division of the league, undefeated with a couple of ties. In fact, Las Chivas is undefeated for the past two years in Arcadia Mexican League play.
Diego Orduna is the leading scorer in the league with 13 goals. Teammate Miguel Alvarez occupies second place in league scoring.
The finals of this year’s competition will take place on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Los Dragones win one, lose one in soccer
Los Dragones, Lake Placid’s entry in the Arcadia Mexican Youth Soccer League for youngsters under 10 years old, bombarded Arcadia’s Los Cachorros team, 13-0, in a game played there Saturday, Nov. 9. Adrian Mojica and Javier Santana each scored five goals for Los Dragones with Joaquin Barajas adding three more. Goalie Etiel Palacios recorded yet another shutout in front of the net. On Saturday, Nov. 16, Los Dragones lost a heartbreaker to their archrivals in the league, the Cruz Azul squad, 1-0.
Coach Cecilia Mojica’s team will play a doubleheader next Saturday, taking on both Mexico and Los Cachorros as regular-season play draws to a close.
Brazil blanks Arcadia
Team Brazil, Lake Placid’s ages 8 and under team, blanked a squad known only as “Arcadia” in Mexican Youth Soccer League action Saturday, Nov. 16, in Arcadia.
Brazil rode the crest of a pair of goals scored by Zuleima Barajas, another by Jenna Gutierez and a fourth by Alan Torres. Coach Jennifer Gutierrez reports that both of the goals scored by Barajas came on corner kicks which found their way into the net without assists. Jenna Gutierrez’s goal was aided by a pass from Jazmin Velazquez and Jenna Gutierrez set up Alan Torres for his score late in the game.
Brazil’s goalie, Jessica Martinez, presided over a shutout at the net, deftly turning away a number of scoring opportunities by the Arcadia team.
Strong defensive play came from Yoana Vazquez, Natalie Veloso Resendiz and Jaquelyn Vazquez.
Teams play to scoreless tie
In one of those grand defensive battles for which the game of soccer is noted, Lake Placid’s Portugal team and a 13 and under squad from Arcadia played to a scoreless tie in Arcadia Mexican Youth soccer Saturday, Nov. 16.
“Our goalie, Miguel Ramirez, was clearly our player of the game,” said Coach Jennifer Gutierrez. “They shot and shot at our goal and never got one past Miguel, he was all over the place,” the coach said.
Strong defensive efforts also came from Jose Ramirez and Erin Gutierrez.
Portugal and Brazil have the week of Thanksgiving off. The final games of the season take place Saturday and Sunday Dec. 7 and 8.