Quick Start, Strong Finish Propel Wolverines to Win

Quick Start, Strong Finish Propel Wolverines to Win

Andre Carruitero had a pair of goals, leading the way as the San Bernardino Valley College men's soccer team got back on the winning side of the ledger with a 4-1 victory over San Diego City College in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference game Friday at SBVC.

The Wolverines (8-6-1 overall, 6-2-1 in conference) scored the game's first two goals in the opening 15 minutes of the game. Carruitero (Citrus Hill) got the game started with a strike off a feed from Raymundo Zuniga from about 20 yards out to put SBVC up 1-0 in the 9th minute. About 6 minutes later, Noe Granillo set up Tony Vallejo, and the Wolverines were up 2-0.

San Bernardino Valley, however, let the Knights (3-7-3, 2-4-3) back into about 2 minutes later. Erwin Hampton was able to wrangle a loose ball in the Wolverines' penalty box and put it home, making it 2-1, a score that would hold up until the half.

Carruitero struck quickly to start the second half. Just four minutes in, he took a pass from Vallejo and blasted it inside the far post to give San Bernardino Valley a 3-1 lead. They added to it in the 58th minute as Andrew Quiroz took the ball deep into the right corner and crossed it. The ball flew through defenders and Wolverines to the far side, where Fred Zaragoza was waiting for a jumping volley that finished the scoring.

The action got a bit testy from both sides throughout the game, with a combined 27 fouls called, and four yellow cards -- two for each team -- issued. San Diego City actually outshot San Bernardino Valley 11-10, with Wolverines' goaltenders Chris Gomez and Carlos Murillo each making two saves.