Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Sophomore midfielder Demetrio Sanchez had a hat trick and sophomore forward Whitney Butler scored twice as Columbia High's boys soccer team beat Castle Rock, 8-1, there last Saturday.
The Bruins (1-1, 3-1) led the non-league match, 2-1, at halftime on goals by Sanchez and sophomore Alex Villa.
They poured it on in the second half of play, getting one goal each from seniors Daniel Granados and Erik Lind, and two apiece by by Sanchez and Butler.
Castle Rock opened the scoring in the seventh minute when senior Ector Mata scored on a breakaway.
That was one of three shots on goal by the Rockets. CHS junior goalie Juan Benavides stopped the other two.
Benavides also got credit for an assist on Butler's second goal. He boomed a long punt into the Rockets' zone that Butler controlled after one bounce and put into the back the net.
The Bruins finished with 30 shots on goal. Sanchez attempted nine of those, Butler seven.
Columbia took control of the match early in the second half, with goals by Granados and Sanchez.
"At halftime we talked about not letting them hang around, then went out and scored two goals in the first three minutes to put them away," Bruins Coach Peter Knowles said.
Ridgefield 4, at Columbia 0 --
The Bruins held the Spudders scoreless for the first 21 minutes of last Friday's Trico Division match.
But Ridgefield's Christian Castano and Kevin Wubbens broke a 0-0 deadlock with unassisted goals in the 22nd and 32nd minutes that staked the Spudders to a 2-0 halftime advantage.
Ridgefield, which outshot CHS, 19-4, added insurance goals in the 56th and 77th minutes.
Juan Benavides had 15 keeper saves for Columbia, including two on one Ridgefield possession.
At Columbia 8, Castle Rock 0 --
Whitney Butlers's first career hat trick sparked the Bruins to a 5-0 halftime lead en route to their first division win March 16.
Junior Adrian Franz chipped in two goals for the Bruins, who collected six assists by six different players.
Columbia finished with a season-high 32 shots on goal (Castle Rock had two), including a team-leading nine attempts by Demetrio Sanchez.
Sanchez, Alex Villa and sophomore Samuel Lachino each had one goal.
Junior Varsity roundup --
Sophomore Marci Garcia's goal in the 30th minute, off an assist by junior Danny Herrera, earned the Junior Bruins a 1-1 draw with Ridgefield here last Friday.
Ridgefield scored its goal against CHS freshman goalie Sean Stocker in the 10th minute.
Last Saturday at Castle Rock, junior Hugo Gonzalez had a hat trick and sophomore Ruben Lopez scored two goals to lead the Junior Bruins to a 5-2 victory. Freshman Hector Martinez assisted on two of the goals.
Gonzalez and Lopez each scored once in the first half to give CHS a 2-1 lead.