The Brawley Union High boys’ soccer team continued their Imperial Valley League title quest this season with two league wins this week without allowing a single goal in either match.
The Wildcats started with a 3-0 victory over Palo Verde Valley, Tuesday night, at home with a goal from Braulio Guzman and two from Alonso Valenzuela.
Brawley’s Valenzuela and Guzman each scored in the first half and Valenzuela added a late second half goal to put the game away.
Up next, the Wildcats headed to Imperial to face off against a solid Imperial High Tigers squad fresh off a close 3-4 loss to Central Union High earlier in the week.
Early in the first, neither team could force any solid chances as defenses dominated the first half. But in the second the Wildcat attack came alive, first with an electric dribble and finish in the box from Guzman.
Guzman dribbled past multiple defenders in close quarters before launching the ball past goal to give Brawley a 1-0 lead.
“Imperial took the initiative in the beginning of the first half, but our team defense played well to eliminate any opportunity for a goal,” said Brawley head coach Frank Felix of the first half of play.
From there, throw in specialist Gerardo Cortez provided constant dangerous service to the area from the sidelines leading to the Wildcat’s next goal minutes later as his throw in would find the foot of Francisco Martinez.
“We stepped up a notch during the second half and were able to score early with a goal by Braulio Guzman. The goal allowed us to play more openly and consequently we were able to score the second goal by Francisco Martinez,” said Felix.
Late in the second, Valenzuela and Jonathan Campista would add to the score line giving the Wildcats a 4-0 IVL victory over a solid Imperial.
Up next, the Wildcats will host Central on Tuesday night followed by a road matchup with Calexico on Friday night.