Millennium gets blowout win in league play
by Bob Brownne
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Millennium beats Elliot Christian
Millennium High senior Daniel Gutierrez attempts a shot on the Elliot Christian High goal at Millennium High on Wednesday, Oct. 9.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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The Millennium boys soccer team won its second-straight Central California Athletic Alliance match at home with a 10-0 win over Elliot Christian of Lodi on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Tracy Learning Center.

The victory is a good step forward for the Falcons (5-7-2, 2-1 CCAA) as they completed playing each of the four league teams. There are three rounds of league play.

Millennium coach Dominic Figueroa said Millennium now has most of its players back after being plagued by injuries.

"We’re getting our players back at the right time," Figueroa said. "We’re finally getting a little bit on continuity."

The Falcons’ offensive threat has been sophomore Nick Yanke, who scored three goals Wednesday. Back for his first game, and scoring two goals, after being out with an injury is senior forward Daniel Gutierrez. Junior Elham Chopan also scored two, and Ramiro Cortez, Cristian Gonzaleaz and Taha Sharifi scored one each.

Elliot Christian was one player short of fielding a full team on Wednesday.

Gutierrez said that he’s ready to see his team keep winning the rest of the season.

"I think we’re going to win league for sure," Gutierrez said. The Falcons beat their other league rival Big Valley Christian 8-1 on Friday, Oct. 4 at home, and today Millennium has another home game where the Falcons will try to make up for a 5-2 loss on Oct. 2 to Sierra Ridge/Rite of Passage.

"We’re just going to go out and try to get the win," Gutierrez said. "(Sierra Ridge/ROP) is probably our only competition in league."

Tracy 3, Chavez 3

Tracy came back from a 2-0 deficit to finish with a 3-3 tie against the Chavez Titans in Stockton on Wednesday, Oct. 9, in San Joaquin Athletic Association play.

Tracy (4-3-1, 1-1-2 SJAA) held up against the Titans’ (5-4-4, 2-1-1 SJAA) first-half offensive pressure as sophomore goalkeeper Jake Pranke made repeated diving saves.

Chavez held a 1-0 lead at the half and was up 2-0 early in the second half. Tracy scored on a goal from senior Cristian Ramos and tied it up three minutes later with a goal from sophomore Lorenzo Gonzalez. Chavez took the lead back and Tracy tied it up again on a goal from freshman Israel Olibares.

Lathrop 2, Kimball 1

The Lathrop Spartans jumped out to an early lead over the Jaguars on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Valley Oak League play in Lathrop, scoring two goals in the first seven minutes.

Kimball (3-8, 1-6 VOL) controlled the rest of the game, but scored just once when senior Alberto Flores-Franco made a shot on a pass from senior Satvaran Sidhu in the 21st minute.

It follows a 3-2 win for the Jaguars on Thursday, Oct. 3, against East Union at Kimball High.

Kimball scored on a shot from sophomore Carlos Hernandez, assisted by junior Ryan Chaney for a 1-0 lead at the half. Chaney scored twice more early in the second half with assists from sophomore Noah Aini senior Alberto Flores-Franco. Kimball goalie Wes Power had five saves.

Edison 4, West 0

The West soccer team suffered another Tri-City Athletic League loss on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Edison High, falling 4-0 to the Vikings.

West (0-6-2, 0-3-1 TCAL), also played to a 3-3 tie against visiting St. Mary’s on Oct. 3.

Contact Bob Brownne at 830-4227 or brownne@tracypress.com.

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