Posted On April 1, 2015 by PUSC
The competition at Dallas Cup is exactly like the weather, heating up all the time and game two for the Placer 97 Boys promised to be a sizzler both on and off the field. The opposition awaiting the boys on the manicured fields of Richland College was a team from south of the border called CF Monterrey Rayados Waller. This was the second team the boys would play from a different country and it looked like this would be a really tough game. The Mexican team had narrowly lost their first game the day before to a highly talented Dallas Texans USSF Academy team by a score of 2-1.
The midday kick off seemed to suit the Monterrey boys better as straight away they created a couple of quick chances. Luckily for the boys representing the stars and stripes, the Mexican striker left his shooting boots in his back pack. With about 20 minutes gone on the clock, the Yellow Submarine finally surfaced and launched a wave of attacks which required the Monterrey goalkeeper to pull out two back-to-back saves from starting Placer striker Brandon Powers.
On minute 35, the break through arrived. After a neat and tidy passage of play between two Placer U17’s, Zac Anderson and Hunter Loomis saw the ball and threaded into the path of Brandon who shot towards goal. The GK again got a hand to the ball to deny the striker a goal but up stepped Diego Buenrostro to slot the rebound into an open net. The half time whistle sounded and the score read 1-0 to Placer.
The second half started just like the first with the Monterrey team quicker to the ball and it didn’t take long before the game was tied up. A free kick was awarded and launched into the Placer 18 yard box. A Mexican player got open, he rose and headed past the outstretched hands of Placer GK Robert Quintero and that triggered a massive celebration on the opposition bench. But the celebration didn’t last long when 90 seconds later Placer took the lead again.
Another great build up involving left back Zac Anderson led to Zac swinging in a great cross. As the ball was traveling into the six yard box, Diego sprinted and threw himself between two defenders to nod the ball into the bottom corner and score his second goal of the game. This time the Placer bench erupted into celebration as it was a goal of pure quality and sent a message that the submarine would not be sunk.
With the Placer boys back in control of the game, Coach Gantt sent on UC Davis bound Kristian Heptner with simple instructions—go score goals and Kristian did just that. In minute 55 he scored his first and by minute 65 he had completed a brilliant hat trick of goals which left the Mexican team completely stunned.
Jesse Gonzalez added another goal to finish out the game with the score reading Placer United 6, CF Monterrey Rayados Waller 1.
Next up for the boys is the USSF Academy team and local home boys the Dallas Texans.