Caden Vom Steeg and AJ Ranii scored for San Marcos in a 2-0 win over a defensively strong Cabrillo side in the Channel League boys soccer opener at Warkentin Stadium on Tuesday.
Vom Steeg slotted home a rebound of his own free kick in the 30th minute.
The 1-0 lead stayed until the 65th minuute when Ranii finished a through pass from Yahir Vasquez. Ranii rounded the goalkeeper and scored with his left foot.
“Cabrillo is a really hard-working team and we were impressed with their tireless defending,” said San Marcos coach Paul McLean. “We struggled to finish many of our chances but we certainly created lots of them. AJ, Yahir Vasquez and Sergio Diaz were very active tonight. Senior captain JC Orgaz did a great job leading our back line. It is great to have Caden and Jared Vom Steeg back in the middle for us.”
The Royals (3-0, 1-0) play Lompoc at home on Thursday.