A solid Oxnard team handed Dos Pueblos girls their first Channel League loss of the season Thursday, 2-0 at O’Leary Stadium.

The defeat “came after we played our best soccer of the season,” Charger coach Marco Medina said. “We had meaningful possession in the midfield, showed composure and excellent field vision when changing the point of attack, and we created a handful of scoring opportunities. 

“We can build off this as we head into a tough weekend game against Pacifica on Saturday.”

Dos Pueblos is now 1-1-2 in league play and 2-2-2 overall.

Rio Mesa 1, Santa Barbara 0

The Dons played well but came up empty in the Channel League match.

“Tonight we felt we deserved the game, but one mistake cost us,” said coach Willie Sims. 

Buena 4, San Marcos 1

It was a tough night for the Royals as they dropped their third Channel League match.

San Marcos will take the next two weeks off and return on Jan. 5 at Dos Pueblos.

Boys Soccer: Santa Ynez 3, Cabrillo 1

Santa Ynez’s Aiden Tapia opened the scoring with a goal at the 18 minute mark with an assist from Tristan Amezcua and the Pirates went on to beat Cabrillo 3-1.

Junior goalkeeper Jesus Aguiniga kept the half close for Cabrillo, with a one-handed block on a break-away shot by Santa Ynez’s Jonathan Jimenez.

The Pirates’ Spencer Silverman’s netted the team’s second goal at the 25th minute, and Aiden Tapia scored the third from the penalty marker. 

Cabrillo was able to score on a free kick beating goalkeeper Ivan Guerrero.

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Dennis Moran, Noozhawk Correspondent

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