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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Oct.. 27, 2010 lC SPORTS AND RECREATION Quincy and Portola boys vie for league championship Shannon Morrow Sports Editor Skilled play and intense effort defined the league championship match between the Quincy and Portola boys' soccer teams last Saturday, making for an impressive game between two very good teams. The top-seeded Portola Tigers hosted the match and led 1-0 at halftime, but the Quin- cy Trojans scored three goals in the second half for a 3-1 victory. In Quincy and Portola's two previous matches against each other during the regu- lar season, Portola won the first one 3-2, and the second one ended in a 1-1 tie. To advance to the championship game, Quincy defeated Squaw Valley 8-0 in last week's playoffs, and Portola eliminated Chester 7-1. " Last Saturday's title game began with four threatening shots by Quincy's Zack Vaugh- an, but two ricocheted off the cross bar, and Portola keeper Juan Hinojosa stopped the other two with leaping saves. Portola drew first blood with a breakaway score by senior forward Jared Fleischer, who caught a long pass down the left side to get an open shot on goal. This gave Portola some momentum, and the Tigers got a couple more shots on goal, but good saves by Quincy keeper Garrett Hagwood kept the score 1-0 at the end of the first half. What was a light sprinkle in the first peri- od became a steady drizzle for a short while after hafftime. Portola's field has good turf so traction remained decent, and the wet grass provided for lots of good slides. Quincy halfback Luis Rubalcava-Cunan, left, and Portola captain Mario Juarez each gave im- pressive performances in the title match Oct. 23. Photo by Shannon Morrow Although trailing, Quincy began the sec- ond half with much gusto and quickly began firing on goal. Vaughan had another hard shot ricochet off the inside post. A few minutes later, Quincy's Alex Lem- nah lobbed a short indirect kick right in front of Portola's goal, resulting in a hard collision between Vaughan and Hinojosa. The game was stopped, but both players eventually returned to their feet and re- sumed play. The Trojans tied the game when Justin Lusk delivered a beautiful cross to Vaughan, who put it in the back of the net for Quincy's first goal. The Tigers threatened to regain the lead when Fleischer attempted a bicycle kick that went wide, and then senior captain Mario Juarez fired a shot over the crossbar after a corner kick. With 13 minutes remaining in the game, Vaughan delivered a perfect pass to Lem- nah, who drilled it into the goal to give Quincy a 2-1 lead. Portola's final scoring opportunity came from an attempt by Gabe Marquez, who had entered the game just moments before. Lemnah scored Quincy's third goal in stoppage time, when he used superb drib- bling to get free of several defenders and put the ball in the net. Connor Turcotte was credited with the assist. Quincy's Henry Dillingham and Austin Hagwood each nabbed four steals in the match, and Luis Rubalcava-Cunan snatched three. With Quincy in first place and Portola in second place in the Feather River League, each team qualified for the Northern Section playoffs. The Trojans matched up against Tulelake in the first round, and Portola faced Redding Christian. The winners of each match will meet for the Northern Section title game Tuesday, Nov. 2, with the location and time to be determined. FRC leads league The Feather River Col- Bryanna Chavez had 10 lege volleyball team defeat- kills and two blocks. Setter ed College of the Siskiyous Jordan Maslach served for and College of the Red- 12 straight points with two woods last v-eek t0 become hcesaiid recorded i3 as- the only undefeated team in the Golden Valley Confer- ence, with a 5-0 record. FRC defeated Siskiyous 3- 1 at home Oct. 20. The scores were 25-13, 17-25, 25- 20 and 27-25. Kim Naut and Bryanna Chavez led FRC's offense with 15 and 12 kills, respec- tively. Setter Kadie Miller had one of her best games of the season, recording 35 assists, 18 digs and two aces. Two nights later, the Golden Eagles traveled to Redwoods and won in three games: 25-10, 25-8 and 25-4. Jovana Sisovic led the Feather River offense with 14 kills and three blocks sists. Kim Naut delivered five aces. This evening, Oct. 27, FRC has a huge home game against Butte College, cur- rently ranked second in the conference. The match be- gins at 6 p.m. The college will hold a "Dig for the Cure" night, and a Halloween costume contest will also be held be- tween games two and three. There will be prizes for best costumes for 0-5 year- olds, 6-12 year-olds and 12 and up. "We would love for the whole community to come out and show their sup- port," said FRC coach Sarah Ritchie. Feather River College volleyball coach Sarah Ritchie has led her team to a 5-0 record midway through conference play. Photo by Shannon Morrow .......... Title match Chester VS. Quincy Tonight, Oct. 27 6 p.m. at Chester Quincy advances past much-improved Portola Shannon Morrow Sports Editor It took until a third over- time period that went to sudden death to decide the winner of the playoff game between the Quincy and Portola girls' soccer teams Wednesday, Oct. 20. Quincy freshman Hope Brown scored the game- winning goal after more than 100 minutes of play, giving the Trojans a 2-1 win. "It was a very exciting game," said Quincy coach Lynne Koeller. "Both teams played hard." Quincy advances to the championship game against top-seeded Chester tonight, Oct. 27, beginning at 6 p.m. Cecilia Tovar, a co-cap- tain for the Trojans, scored Senior co-captain Samantha Green, left, advances the ball for Quincy, while pursued by Portola forward Dayna Cormany. Photo by Shannon Morrow Quincy' initial goal in the first half. Portola tied the match in the second half with a goal by McKenna Popish. Bailey Holt, dribbling up from the backfield, earned the assist. Although Portola had not won a game this year, the Tigers showed much im- provement as the season progressed. "The mental focus and ag- gressive play by our squad the last two games (against Chester and Quincy) was intense, and key to us fin- ishing the season with our best two performances," said Portola coach Dave Valle. "We definitely had both Chester and Quincy worried the last two match- es. I am extremely proud of our girls." Valle lauded his defense, mentioning the play of cen- ter fullbacks Catherine Cruse and Vanessa Valle and goalkeeper Kyra Re- hard. He also praised the play of senior Bailey Holt, junior Gaby Perez and sophomore Sarah John- stone.