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Zebras rock Rosemont in non-league soccer

Lincoln goes up 6-0 before Wolverines score
By: Jim Linsdau News Messenger Sports Editor
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The Lincoln High School varsity boys soccer team made a difficult game look easy as they downed visiting Rosemont by a score of 6-3, Friday night. The Fighting Zebras dominated until late in the game when head coach Jason Treanor took out his starters. “I got on them the game before for holding the ball too much,” said Treanor as to Lincoln’s strong team play against the Wolverines. “I wanted them passing the ball and not hanging onto the ball too much; get it moving.” Arley Ibarra scored two of the Zebras’ goals, and players Terriquez Joel, Redoble Michael, Rolando Aceves, and Pedro Zepeda also scored. Jose Bocanegro took six shots on goal but was unable to connect; Luis Lopez had five attempts, as did Joel who did find the net on one of his shots. Lincoln High totaled 48 shots on goal. Goalkeeper Manuel Vasquez gave up one goal and made saves on five other Rosemont attempts to score. Adrian Montenegro had two saves and gave up two goals. “In past teams we had good talent, but they didn’t do well as a team,” said Treanor in comparing his 2011 squad to previous years. “These guys work really well as a team.” The Zebras led the game 6-0 before the Wolverines got on the board. Rosemont came into the game at 0-2 on the season having lost to El Camino and River City. Lincoln’s only two losses have been to Yuba City (3-1), and Analy (1-0). The Fighting Zebras have also defeated Marysville (4-0), Summerville (2-0), and Chavez (1-0). “We’re a pretty deep team,” Treanor said. “I like our chances (in league),” he added. Ibarra leads in goals scored with five this season, and Paz had three assists to his credit. Paz also has taken 28 shots on goal, Joel 21, and Zepeda 20. Vasquez has 44 saves so far this year. Lincoln is scheduled to play at Antelope, Sept. 13, and return home for a game against Victory Christian, Sept. 20. Pioneer Valley League play begins Sept. 27, when the Fighting Zebras host Bear River; Colfax comes to town Sept. 29. JV _ Lincoln turned up the heat on the Wolverines to take a 6-0 decision from the visitors. Miguel Franco had three of the Zebras’ half-dozen points. Guzman Christian, Suarez Alfredo, and Steven Ibarra provided the rest. The assists came from Logan Hasty, Christian (2), Dominguez Angel, Franco, and Isaul Bautista. The junior varsity had previously beaten Marysville (3-0), Yuba City (2-1), and Center (4-2) to remain undefeated on the season. E-mail News Messenger Sports at jiml@goldcountrymedia.com