Lincoln opens lead play by stunning Falcons in Colfax

Guzman scores 40-yarder
By: Mike Ray/Gold Country News Service
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COLFAX – Two teams that figure to be in the thick of Pioneer Valley League soccer chase battled in a classic defensive struggle that was decided on a spectacular second-half goal Monday. In a match featuring six yellow cards and a red card, Lincoln’s Christian Guzman scored on a 40-yard strike in the 65th minute. That was all the scoring as the Fighting Zebras improved to 7-1-1 and 1-0 in league. Guzman’s line drive shot hit the cross bar, came straight down and bounced in. “That was a little unlucky for us,” said Colfax defender Taylor Dorsey. “If it bounces a foot one way or the other it doesn’t go in.” Lincoln, out-shot the Falcons, 12-7, and survived a couple of first half scares. Lincoln also received strong play from forward Miguel Franco and defender Ryan Longley. In earlier contests, the Fighting Zebras defeated Whitney 2-0 and Victory Chrisitan 5-1. Isaul Batista and Victor Leal scored against the Wildcats, and Leal, Chris Miranda, Franco, Longley, and Eric Avila scored on the Vikings. Goalkeeper Josh Van Pohl had a total of 13 saves in the two contests.