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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 lC i" AND i Greg Knight Reed got after it again as she Sports Writer dribbled another shot in sports@plumasnews.com past keeper Sydney Holt just three minutes into the Proving their unassailable period. dominance in the FeatherAlthough Portola came River League, the Chester out far more aggressive and Volcanoes girls' soccer physical in the second, it squad exploded off its home would not benefit the squad pitch Thursday, Oct. 9, as on the scoreboard until the team extended its midway through the half; unbeaten record to 7-0-1 on a Tiger striker Victoria 3-1 win over the Tigers of Benuto was able to find the Portola. goal on a penalty kick to The win was a relief forgive Portola its only goal of head coach Eric O'Kelley, the game. who, aside from being happy With Portola threatening with the team's still on a 2-1 tally, Bereznak unbeaten record, managedpushed hard on a nearly to avoid a repeat of an Oct. 1 50-yard long solo drive tie against Portola despite a toward the net and only spate of injuries his team missed the score when Holt has suffered this season, made a diving catch for the "It was a really good game save. Salvation for the Vols given that we, like Portola, fell to Reed once again as have had some injuries this she upped her game, drove season and have been hard from the penalty arc shuffling a few girls around and shot home a zinger into to different positions,"the corner of the net for the O'Kelley said. "We have a 3-1 final score. few days before our next"Paige is a real backbone game, so I am going to keep to our team and she not only working with them on controls and dominates the playing in a variety of mid-field, but she passes and spots." communicates well with When it came to scoring,everyone on the field," no player was mightier than O'Kelley added. Vols sophomore Paige Reed After the game, Reed said as she scored all three of the her team is doing well at hard.fought Chester goals, ' fundamental soccer and that earning a hat trick, every match with Portola is Reed's first scoring dr ve a highlight of the season. came off a laser-guided zap "We worked really well to the net with only minutes together on our passing and remaining in the first half. our communication on the At that point the score field, so I think that is one of should have been 2'0 thanks the big reasons behind our to an earlier shot from win," Reed said. "They Elizabeth Bereznak, though wanted to win the game and an offsides call against the came out harder in the Vols negated that offensive second half because every push. As the secondhalfbegan, - See, S6ccer',.page 2C Chester,s Paige Reed (No. 5) pushes the Tigers last Thursday night. Reed downfield against Portola defender Victoria Benuto (No. earned a hat trick in the game, scoring all three goals for 10) in the Volcanoes' 3-1 win against Chester. Photo by Greg Knight Greenville Indian running back Walker Meyers (No. 38) fires it up and heads downfield for a touchdown run against the Elk Creek Elks at Greenville's 2014 homecoming game. The Indians blanked the Elks 58-0 to take the team's first homecoming win since 2008. Photo by Greg Knight Greg Knight however, after a touchdown run. Sports Writer block-in-the-back penalty was After a fumble recovery by sports@plumasnews.com called against fullback Corte Greenville defensive back Smith. Casey Dearing, the Indians For the first time since Potts was able to come set up a play that ironman 2008, the Greenville Indians back just two plays later and ' senior Christian Beres will football team came away finally earn the touchdown never forget. victorious at its homecoming on a 35-yard rushing playStarting out at the 20-yard game, demolishing the Elk that, along with a Potts line, Bustamante handed off Creek Elks in a 58-0 stunner two-point conversion, gave to Potts who ran 79 yards to that saw the Indians able to the Indians an 8-0 lead. the 1-yard line of Elk Creek score virtually at will -- and From that point on the before stepping out of featured a senior player on touchdowns almost became bounds. At that point, and in the team completing a academic as receiver James front of a perplexed Elks touchdown for the first time Martinez took the ball in on a squad, the offense set up in a in his high school career.55-yards pass on the first play pass-play formation with Ever since the Indians' of the drive, upping the tally Beres flanked left. After 36-14 win over Dunsmuir onto 16-0, with Bustamante's taking the snap, Bustamante Friday, Sept. 12, the team has two-pointer making it in.lofted the ball in a soft arc to experienced a see-saw of Martinez wasn't nearly Beres in the left corner of the wins and losses that had left finished putting in his work; end zone -- for the first it reeling on a 2-4 (1-2) season on the first play of the Elks' touchdown of his career. record: Cruising to a victory next drive the defensive back "As the ball was coming I over the winless Elks, stepped up into the lane to was just thinking what I Greenville mustered all the intercept a pass from think every time a ball gets offensive and defensive quarterback Kenny thrown to me, which is 'catch mettle it could, going up on a Swearinger and take it back it,'" Beres said. "It feels 30-0 score in the first quarter. 30 yards for another pretty good to ffmally getmy Starting off with the ball on Greenville score and first touchdown." the Elks' 15-yard line, the two-pointer by Potts. After a Walker Meyers Indians pushed to midfieldThe first quarter ended two-point jaunt, the Indians where Darian Potts took a with the Indians up by 30led 38-0 with 7:38 remaining handoff from Ray points after Martinez ranin the half. That's when ' Bustamante to go all the way another punch up the middle Greenville's punt return in for a touchdown on the of the Elks' defense and third play of the game. The broke through three tacklers score was called back, to get a hard-fought 37-yard See Football, page 2C Brent Pedlow, right, takes the ball down the pitch as Lassen's John McBrearty threatens. Pedlow ended the day with four goals in the Eagles" 7-0 win over the Cougars. Photo by Toni Williams Pedlow boots 'Texas hat trick' against LCC Greg Knight Sports Writer sports@plumasnews.com Thanks to an outstanding effort by the entire Golden Eagles soccer squad --and, in particular, the play of freshman forward Brent Pedlow -- Feather River College managed to keep the Lassen Community College Cougars team in the basement of the Golden Valley Conference standings on a 7-0 win last Friday. Pedlow, who hails from Glen Innes, Australia, managed to boot in four goals in a row for FRC, with five shots on goal recorded in a game that saw the Eagles utterly destroy any chances the Cougars might have had for a win. Before Pedlow went on his scoring jaunt, however, sophomore defender Paul Mayes came forward to deliver the first two out of seven goals the Eagles would deliver in the game. With an assist from teammates Gavin Gillies and Dylan Murray, Mayes found the net in the 17th minute. Five minutes later, Mayes took a pass from Jacob Farthing and delivered another shot through the hands of LCC keeper Nicolas Bustamante. And then, throughout the end of the first half and beginning of the second, it was all about the Brent Pedlow show. With Mayes as his passing partner near the mouth of the LCC penalty box and goal, Pedlow pounded home the third score of the game at the 38th minute. Ending the half up 3-0, Pedlow returned in the second half and, along with the rest of the FRC team, was forced to play defense for the next 49 minutes. In that 49th minute, however, Pedlow and Gillies combined for the Australian's second score of the day. A mere three minutes later, in the 52nd minute, Pedlow drove to the goal again, this time with some help from sophomore midfielder Jamie Reid. Already holding a hat trick on the game, Pedlow issued his final offensive mandate in the 78th minute on a drive featuring a second assist from Gillies. The goal, Pedlow's fourth of the day, gave him a "Texas hat trick": four goals scored by one player in one game. Gillies shone in his own right at the endof the game as he:scored the f'mal goal against Lassen for the 7-0 final tally. Keeper Jacob Price managed to log a pair of saves on the day for FRC. Pedlow and forward Sundin Esperance led the team with five shots at the LCC keeper, followed by Mayes, who took four shots of his own during the match: The Eagles-(7-4-2, 6-2) Will travel, to South Lake Tahoe on Friday to face former Lassen head coach Ben Wade s Lake Tahoe Community College squad of Coyotes (74-2, 6-2). Lake Tahoe is virtually tied with FRC atop the GVC standings, with the only statistic separating the two being FRC's three-game win streak versus Wade's two-game run.