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Men’s soccer
On Tuesday, Jan. 18, the Winters High School varsity men’s soccer team won their home conference game against Colusa High School by a score of 4-1.

Salvador Torres, Noel Gutierrez, Luis Lara and Leonardo Lopez played a great offensive game, breaking through Colusa’s defense and each scoring a goal for the Warriors off assists, from Christian Hernandez, Javier Bermudez, Gutierrez and Sebastian Rodriguez.

While every player was putting an immense amount of effort into the game, Gutierrez and Pedro Garcia were continuously putting pressure on the RedHawks by taking advantage of every opportunity to take a shot at the goal.

In addition to an assist on goal, Rodriguez led the Warriors defensively with four steals, and did an excellent job at getting the ball up field. Hernandez, Erick Rodarte, Jacob Baker and Javier Bermudez also played a great defensive game with three steals each.

The Warriors played a great game and took that momentum into their second game of the week, as they faced the Los Molinos High School Bulldogs.

On Thursday, Jan. 20 the Winters varsity soccer team won their away conference game against Los Molinos by a score of 3-0.

Pedro Garcia, Atanacio Garcia and Lara each scored one goal off assists from Hernandez, Rodriguez and Jacob Baker.

While Salvador and Noel didn’t score during the game against the Bulldogs, they played a significant role in the games outcome. They both gained and kept possession of the ball consistently throughout the entire game and took shots at the goal whenever they could.

Hernandez once again played an amazing defensive game with five steals, while Rodarte, Eric Reyes, Atanacio Garcia, Pedro Garcia and Bermudez had four.

Between the Warriors strong defense and the saves in goal by Lara and Jancarlo Torres the men’s varsity soccer team was able to execute another shut out.

Women’s soccer
On Tuesday, Jan. 18, the WHS women’s varsity soccer team dominated their home conference game against Colusa by a score of 8-0.

McKenna Carrion-Clifford scored two goals for the Warriors, followed by Yarethzy Sanchez, Anahi Garcia, Anahi Gutierrez, Alondra Molina, Ava Skinner and Joanna Cuevas who each scored one. These goals were assisted by Sanchez, Anahi, Molina and Samantha Ramirez.

In addition to assisting the Warriors in two goals, Ramirez put continuous pressure on the RedHawks taking multiple shots at the goal, four corner kicks and three steals.

Anahi, Cuevas and Ruby Campos also played excellent defensive games. Anahi led the Warriors with five steals while Cuevas and Campos each had four goals. The two shots Colusa was able to take were blocked by sophomore Mikenzie Hapworth-Eldridge.

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