SOCCER ROUNDUP : Salmeron’s Hat Trick Is Only the Beginning


Jose Salmeron nailed a hat trick and Jose Huarez got two more goals as Belmont defeated Bravo, 9-1, in a Northern Conference soccer match Wednesday.

With her team leading 7-0 at halftime, Belmont Coach Nancy Carr-Swaim pulled her starters and Bravo tallied its lone goal. The Sentinels improved to 4-0 while Bravo dropped to 0-4.

In other Thursday’s matches:

Bell 3, Fremont 1--Sergio Armidas and Abraham Saragun each scored as the Eagles (3-0-2) beat visiting Fremont (3-1-1) in a Southeastern Conference game.


Mario Moreno scored on a free kick for the Pathfinders’ lone goal.

Garfield 1, Huntington Park 0--Oscar Romero got the only goal as the Bulldogs (3-0-1) beat the visiting Spartans (1-3) in a Southeastern Conference game.

Romero’s goal came on a header in the 60th minute, converting on a lofting pass from the corner by Fermin Diaz. The Spartans have lost three games by one goal.

Roosevelt 1, Locke 1--Locke freshman Jonathan Garay came through in a big way, scoring the tying goal with only a minute left in the match. The tie left the Roughriders (1-1-2) and the Saints (0-3-1).

Jefferson 3, Jordan 0--J.J. Angiano scored a hat trick in leading the Democrats (2-2-1) to a victory over visiting Jordan (2-2-1) in a Southeastern Conference match.

Davis Vargas controlled the play in Jefferson’s end of the field with sound defensive play.

Salesian 6, Mary Star 1--Eddie Garcia and Albert Vasquez each scored two goals as Salesian (2-1) pounded Mary Star in a Santa Fe League match.


In other Wednesday matches:

Manual Arts 1, Venice 1--Sloppy defensive work in the second half forced a tie between the Coastal Conference teams.

Forward Arturo Piedra knocked a rebound off a Venice defender to give the Toilers a 1-0 halftime lead. However, the Toilers (1-2-1) were not so fortunate in the second half as Venice scored on a kick from midfield.

Narbonne 3, Dorsey 0--Jorge Garcia scored twice from inside the penalty box as the Gauchos defeated the visiting Dongs in a Southern Pacific Conference match.

Lack of communication between Dorsey sweeper Marvin Gonzalez and goalie Frank Figeroa proved critical as Garcia was able to convert turnovers into goals.