Giants drop CVC men's soccer opener vs. Fresno City

Giants drop CVC men's soccer opener vs. Fresno City

By Nick Giannandrea

COS ATHLETICS

College of the Sequoias' men's soccer team opened Central Valley Conference play Oct. 1 with a 2-0 loss at state No. 5-ranked Fresno City College.

The Rams (7-1-1, 1-0-0) scored twice in the first half -- on goals by Bryan Milan and Enrique Gutierrez -- and goalkeeper Anthony Avila saved six shot attempts by the Giants (2-5-2, 0-1-0).

Sequoias also dropped a nonconference contest at Los Angeles City 2-1 on Sept. 28.

After L.A. City (4-3-3) opened the scoring in the 60th minute, the Giants tied it up on a goal by Marques Carillo (Golden West) off an assist from Adrian Lopez (Mt. Whitney) in the 63rd minute.

Douglas Perales scored what proved to be the game-winner for L.A. City in the 70th minute.

Giants goalkeeper Zachary Ramirez (Orange Cove) made 13 saves.

Sequoias is set to resume conference play at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 when it hosts Merced (6-1-1, 1-0-0) on its campus field.

The Giants will also play this week at Clovis Community (2-7-0, 0-1-0) at 4 p.m. Oct. 8.