Santa Maria Elks Lodge No. 1538 will hold its annual Soccer Shootout on Saturday, September 24 at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge located at 1309 North Bradley.
Experience is not necessary and there is no cost to participate.
Registration and shootout will begin at 9 a.m. and is scheduled to run until 12 p.m. Tiebreakers will be determined at 12:30 p.m.
All young people under the age of 16 are eligible and encouraged to participate and must be accompanied by an adult. Age is calculated as of January 1, 2022.
There will be separate competitions for boys and girls in five different age groups; 7 years old and under, 8-9 years old, 10-11 years old, 12-13 years old and 14-15 years old.
The top three in each age category, boys and girls, are invited, along with two guests, to a free dinner to be held at the Elks Lodge on Monday, September 26 and will receive prizes and a free soccer ball.
The advancement of the first to a possible district competition will be announced at a later date.
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Eddie Navarro, President of Elks Soccer Shoot, at 805-720-3581.
Hancock is at Cerritos on Saturday
The Allan Hancock College football team is scheduled to travel to Cerritos College on Saturday for a non-conference contest. Kick-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Norwalk.
Only cash will be accepted at the box office on the day of the event. General admission tickets will be priced at $10 while tickets for children (8+), seniors (62+) and military personnel will cost $8. Fans must also purchase a parking pass upon arrival, which is set at $3 per car. Cerritos will not be providing live streaming or stats for the event, but will provide regular score updates on the schedule page and on Twitter.
Allan Hancock and Cerritos will meet for the 11th time. The Falcons currently hold a 10-1 series lead with the two teams first meeting in 1962 when Hancock was under the management of the late John Madden. Last season, the Bulldogs earned their first win in program history over Cerritos in a 15-6 decision.
Hancock gets the draw at Bakersfield
Hancock College avoided a defeat after forcing a draw on the road against Bakersfield College on Tuesday.
The Renegades (4-0-1) got in first with an early goal in the 19th minute after converting a corner kick opportunity. Cynthia Ramirez won for the Bulldogs (2-0-2) by sending an Annette Vargas pass past the goalkeeper in the 74th minute to force the equality.
Offensively, Ramirez led the effort with five shots in the game while getting four on target. She is now tied for second in the state with seven goals this season. Becca Souza followed with two tries while Alina Terrones, Hayde Gallardo, Emely Graciliano Sanchez and Vargas each tried once.
Maya Mendek earned the start in the box, allowing a goal and two saves in 45 minutes of action. Ally Britt, who had three saves, finished the game in goal for the Bulldogs until the last 45.
Hancock suffered a 4-1 road loss at Clovis College on Tuesday.
The Crush (4-1) struck first with a goal in the 19th minute, Jesus Hinojosa equalized just before half-time from an assist from Noe Ganoa. Both teams struggled to find a rhythm after intermission, but Clovis put the game aside midway through the second half after scoring three quick goals.
Hinojosa led the Bulldogs’ offensive effort (1-4) with four shots on the day, followed by two attempts each from Sean Soltan and Mark Hutchinson. Despite nine saves, Martin Villagomez was charged with the loss in the box after allowing four goals in 90 minutes.
The Bulldogs are expected to return to action on Friday in a home game against Glendale College. The game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. on the HAC soccer field.