Tully Knoles served up three assists in the first 15 minutes of the game as Channel League-leading San Marcos rolled to a 7-1 boys soccer win over Rio Mesa on Tuesday.

Knoles found Luke Sheffey on two separate runs and connected with Jose Ramirez. Leonel Olivo scored a 25-yard shot to the upper right corner and Favi Rosales scored a goal from outside the 18 yard box as well.

“Tully’s assists were outstanding,” said coach Paul McLean. “He played two balls more than 40 yards to Sheffey in stride as he burst through the back line and added one more to Jose. Tully’s passing is simply next level. He was the key to our fast start.”

After the half, Rosales scored again and junior Kevin Sanchez beat the goalkeeper with a beautiful shot from the left side to the bottom left corner.

Rio Mesa scored on a break away combination to finish the game.

San Marcos improved to 9-0 in league and 10-1-2 overall.

“Joey Friedman was excellent at left back,” said McLean. “Robert Rosales and Armando Alaniz ran our midfield with composure and creativity.”

Dos Pueblos 1, Buena 1

Luka Jevremovic came off the bench and scored the game-tying goal for the Chargers on a header.

“His tremendous header really gave us the feeling we could compete for this thing,” said coach Matt York.

Center back Ethan Foong played stellar defense for DP, said York. “He was an incredible defender all evening, playing their physicality and also matching speed when needed. He really had all facets working.”

Forward Fin Silver created some good looks at goal

“Their goalkeeper made a couple of great saves to keep him off the scoring sheet,” said York.

Dos Pueblos is 2-5-2 in league and 2-9-2 overall.

Laguna Blanca 3, Santa Clara 2

Freshmen Baylor Wilson and Beckett Smythe scored for the Owls, who improved to 4-0-1 in the Frontier League.

Wilson tallied two goals and Smythe had a goal and an assist, helping Laguna Blanca rally from 1-0 halftime deficit. Senior Franky Baron also picked up an assist.

Wilson scored on a cross from Smythe to tie the score in the 63rd minute.

“It was not one of our better games, but we were able to get a win and keep us in the hunt for first place,” said Laguna coach Rick Rodriguez.

Laguna Blanca is 7-1-2 on the season.

Santa Ynez 9, Orcutt Academy 0

Erik Salinas and Gabriel Beleski each scored two goals and five other Pirates tallied one in the lopsided win at Santa Ynez.

Rafael Beleski, Marco Andalon, Braeden Melville, Tyson González and Aiden Tapia were the other goal scorers.

The Beleskis are twins.

“I’ve enjoyed playing high school soccer with my twin brother this year,” said Rafael. “We both scored today which was great, and hopefully we can both continue getting goals, especially in crucial games.”

Danny Andalon and Tristan Amezcua each had three assists.

Cate 4, Bishop Diego 3

Cate built a 3-0 lead and withstood a Bishop Diego rally to win the Tri-Valley League game at SBCC’s La Playa Stadium.

Sophomore Samuel Anum put the Rams on the scoreboard in the 15th minute of the match when he collected a ball off a corner kick from freshmen Charlie Dorion and put it in the back of the net. Five minutes later, freshman George Marin got on the scoresheet after receiving a pass from Sophomore Max DeVore.

Freshman Suhuyini Abdul Nafeo made it 3-0 when he received a cross from Charlie Dorion and fired off a shot that found the back of the net.

Bishop got a goal back right before the end of the first half to make the score 3-1. The Cardinals scored again in the 50th minute to pull within in a goal.

The Rams answered five minutes later as Anum made a run from his center back position and fired off a 35-yard stunner that found the top of the left upper corner for a 4-2 advantage.

The Cardinals closed the gap but weren’t able to equalize.

“We dominated the first half of the game and after our starting goalkeeper went out with an injury we lost our composure and let the game get away from us a bit,” said Cate coach Jorge Reynoso. “The two halves were like night and day. We have to learn to keep our focus and our mindset for the entire 80 minutes.”


San Marcos 2, Rio Mesa 0

Leilani Venegas and Nicoli Oh scored the goals for San Marcos in a 2-0 girls soccer win over Rio Mesa on Tuesday.

The Royals improve to 3-4-2 in the Channel League.

Venegas tapped in a cross from captain Maya Klanfer in the 32nd minute for the first goal.

Oh made it 2-0 in the second, finishing a pass from Caitlin Sparks.

San Marcos hosts Ventura on Thursday.

Laguna Blanca 4, Dunn 0

After a slow start, Natalie Bianchi, Alexandra Siegel and Jacqueline Richardson scored goals toward the end of the first half to spark the Owls to the Frontier League win at Girsh Park.

Richardson scored her second goal in the second half.

Goalkeeper Victoria Goldman earned the clean sheet.

The Owls improved their league record to 4-1.

Pacifica 3, Santa Barbara 1

Tania Vallecillo scored for the Dons in the Channel League match.

Vallecillo banged in a rebound of a free kick from Carolina Esparza.

“The girls played well, but just unlucky not to get out of the game with a tie,” said coach Willie Sims.

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Barry Punzal, Sports Editor

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