YUCCA VALLEY VARSITY SOCCER LOSES TO BANNING

The Yucca Valley High School soccer team took on Banning High School yesterday. Varsity lost 4-3; junior varsity won 2-1.

Coach Jorge Rodriguez said. “It was a very tough loss. A few costly mistakes made the difference. We controlled the pace of the game and we had lot of chances to score, but we were not able to score more goals.”

Goals were scored by senior Alan Campos, sophomore Landon Gradilla and junior Marcelo Noble.

The team will have a a rematch in Banning in two weeks. The Trojan boys’  soccer plays away in Indio Friday night.

Junior varsity won 2 to 1. Coach Adan Mendoza named freshman Zach Cardoza as player of the match with one goal scored and one assist.

Coach Mendoza said, “The boys came out and played the best game so far this season. I’m very happy with the effort, hard work and dedication they have put in.”

The second goal was scored by sophomore Jesse Reyes.

YUCCA VALLEY GIRLS SOCCER TIES WITH BANNING

In girls’ soccer, Yucca Valley tied with Banning, 1-1. Junior varsity was scoreless, 0-0.

Coach Jolene Pessa said the girls played a high-pressure game and maintained possession on the opponent’s side of the field for the majority of the game.

“We had multiple shots on goal. Our only goal was scored from a penalty kick by Loryn Brimhall in the first half.”

After the allotted overtime, the team remained at a score of 1-1. 

Junior varsity Coach Dawn Boatman said, “The JV girls held possession of the ball for most of the game against Banning, keeping the score 0-0 and have improved being first to the ball.” 

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School wrestling team will travel away to play Desert Mirage High School. The match starts at 5 p.m.