Boys and girls soccer teams both start strong

Hannah Flores works her way toward the Orland goal during the Winters High School girls home soccer game against the Trojans on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Photo by Eric Lucero

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The Winters High School girls soccer team is off to another great start posting an overall record of 4-1-1 in their first week of action. The Warriors hosted Orland on Tuesday, Nov. 28, and came back to earn a 2-1 victory over the Trojans.

Winters trailed 1-0 in the first half but came on strong in the second half to pick up the win. It was a total team effort on both sides of the ball, but freshman Hannah Flores put the ball in the net for both of the Warriors’ goals. Abby Delao had eight saves at goal keeper to lead the defensive stand.

The Warriors traveled to Durham High School on Wednesday, Nov. 29, came home with a 9-1 victory. Winters scored five goals in the first half and four more in the second. Flores again scored two goals and had two assists to lead the team. Michelle Reyes scored two goals and had one assist. Elina Perez scored two goals as well. Molly Moore scored one goal and had two assists.

Corinne McKenna had two assists. Mallory Lane scored a goal and had one assist. Camryn Hamilton scored a goal and had two assists, while Amy Pizano and Delao each had one assist.

On Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, Winters competed in the Feather River Tournament at Harrison Stadium in Oroville and went 2-1-1. The Warriors started out facing Corning High School and suffered a 3-2 loss to the Cardinals. Perez and McKenna each scored a goal for Winters, and Fatima Guzman had an assist. Guzman also took on the goal keeper position and had 20 saves.

In game two on Friday, the Warriors faced Yreka and pulled off a 4-0 shutout over the Miners. Perez led Winters in scoring with two goals. McKenna had one assists. Hamilton scored a goal and Reyes scored one goal and had one assist.

On Saturday, Dec. 2, Winters returned to the tournament and started out facing Colusa in their first game of the day. The game ended up being as evenly matched as possible. Both teams scored a goal in the first half and another in the second. For the Warriors, Perez scored both goals, while Moore and Hamilton each contributed an assist. Delao had four saves in the game.

Winters finished off the tournament with a 3-1 victory over Shasta High School. After a 1-1 half time score, the Warriors put two unanswered goals in the net in the second half. Mckenna, Hamilton and Jules Jiminez each scored a goal for Winters, while Perez, Flores and Vivian Del Toro each had an assist. Guzman had two saves as keeper for the win.

Winters will be at Vacaville Christian on Thursday, Dec. 7, and will return home to host Williams on Wednesday, Dec. 13. All scores and stats are according to and can be found on

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