Soccer reigns over ‘Cats and Dogs
Quincy’s soccer team followed up a 7-2 thumping of the Othello Huskies May 7 with a hard-earned 4-3 road victory against the top-seeded Toppenish Wildcats May 10, earning a berth at State.
Next up for the Jacks on their march to Sumner -site of the state championship game- is a game at Grandview at 5 p.m. on Thursday. The winner is district champion, but both teams advance.
Against Othello, the Jacks put on quite a show, dispatching five goals past the Huskie goalkeeper before halftime. The game looked nothing like the nailbiter between the Jacks and Huskies from two weeks ago (Quincy won 1-0). This time, Quincy took the lead four minutes into the game, with a goal by Francisco “Paco” Alejandrez. The Jacks increased the gap four minutes later, with a tally by Kevin Rios. A minute after the second goal, Othello scored (although the goalkeeper for Quincy insisted the shot did not go in).
Fredy Ruiz left matters 3-1 with a beautiful header, then the Jacks put the game away with two goals at the edge of the break, one by Kevin Rios and one by Axel Medina. Quincy would score twice more in the second half.
“The way we are playing, we can beat anybody in the league,” head coach Arturo Guerrero said.
Sebastian Moraga/Quincy Valley Post-Register