Honkers soccer doubles down against Durham
Both the Willows High girls and boys soccer teams posted wins on Friday, as the girls defeated Durham 2-1 for their first win of the season and the boys dispatched the Trojans 6-1 at home.
Girls coach Bud Ramirez said that Durham started pressuring but that Willows (1-4, 1-0 Sacramento Valley League) did a good job holding them off.
In the 12th minute, Jessica Hernandez scored her first goal with the help of an assist from Stephanie Carriere, but Durham tied it in the 23rd minute and the 1-1 score stood at intermission.
Carriere was also on the end of the Lady Honkers' second goal, but this time it came off her foot in the 63rd minute, assisted by Lynette Perez, and was the game-winner as the Honkers repelled whatever the Trojans threw at them.
Ramirez named Jessica Galvan as his Player of the Game, saying, "She did an outstanding job at the stopper position. She was a force."
The Honkers (4-1, 1-0 SVL) were definitely the aggressors in the boys contest, in a game they dominated thoroughly.
Willows scored five of their six goals before the halftime whistle, with David Gonzales finishing the game with a three-goal hat trick.
Giovanni Guttierrez, Fernando Cervantes and Francisco Zepeda netted the others.
Raudel Ruiz assisted on two of Willows' goals, with Gutierrez, Zepeda and Cervantes also providing assists.
Josue Valenzeula made six saves.
Willows played at Central Valley on Tuesday, the girls team hosts Williams today and both squads welcome Anderson to town Thursday.