MANSON – The Manson boys soccer team struggled against an inspired Oroville Hornets at the Manson Athletic Complex on Thursday night. Although the final score read 4-0, for most of the game it was a lot closer than that. Perhaps feeling over-confident after a four-game win streak Manson struggled to get into a rhythm in the game as the Hornets swarmed around them with intensity. The Oroville team played with a cohesive plan and a level of intensity and sharpness that Manson struggled to match. It was only an early goal by Gustavo Villasenor that was the difference at halftime. In the second half Manson increased the pressure but struggled to find their sharpness and missed an array of good scoring opportunities. It wasn’t until two signature-forward runs and goals by senior Eduardo Escalera that Manson could finally feel comfortable in the game. Senior Heri Sarmiento added a late 4th but by that time the game was already decided.
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