The Mother Lode League season couldn’t have started any better for the Calaveras boys’ soccer team. Calaveras went to Sonora and defeated the Wildcats 6-2 at Dunlavy Field Tuesday night.
Calaveras led 5-0 at halftime and never looked back. Junior Andrew Celli scored three of Calaveras’ five first half goals. Sophomore Jamie Espiritu recorded three assists and two goals.
“Celli was, at times, unstoppable,” said Calaveras head coach Rob Leetham. “And our sophomore mid Jamie Espiritu played perhaps his strongest game ever and looked like a senior out there.”
Senior Mateo Alliende had one goal and one assist, while Cooper Morrison and Logan Jenkins each recorded one assist in the win. Sophomore goalkeeper Allan Ramos had 11 saves. Rob Leetham said that Dylan Freifohner and David Espiritu played tremendous defense.
“It’s always nice to get a win on opening night in league,” Leetham said. “This year, with only 10 league games, each game is very important. After a long break over the holiday, our guys were anxious to get things started tonight and we came out firing on all cylinders.”
Calaveras (5-6, 1-0 MLL) looks to keep its momentum going as it heads to Jackson to take on Argonaut (3-9, 0-1 MLL) at 5:30 p.m. Thursday evening.