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Exeter falls to Selma 5-0 in league play

Exeter falls to Selma 5-0 in league play

The Exeter Monarch boy’s soccer team lost 5-0 the Selma Bears on Thursday, Jan. 31 in Exeter. The Monarchs also lost 2-1 on Tuesday against Dinuba after giving up two late goals.

Head coach Pete Renteria said the Monarchs were on a three game winning streak heading into the Dinuba match.

“We gave up those late goals and the boys got down and it carried over into Thursday night,” said Monarchs head coach Pete Renteria. “They came out really lack luster and gave up four goals in the first half, but they came back and only gave up a goal in the second half.”

The Monarchs finish up the season with matches against Central Valley Christian and Immanuel. Renteria said if his team can win out they can make the playoffs for the first time since 2009.

“We have one senior on our team that has had playoff experience,” said Renteria. “I would like the other players to have that opportunity.”

Renteria said he was not making excuses, but that the team was missing some players on Thursday.

“We had one at Mock Trial and one at his college class. You can’t tell a kid not to go to school or participate in other things. You have to let them be who they are,” said Renteria. “All these guys are quality young men. They are good kids that work hard and it’s a blessing to coach them. It has been our goal all year to make the playoffs and we can still do that,”

Renteria is also trying to establish a summer soccer program for those eighth graders entering high school. Those interested in participating can contact him at qbmetd21@yahoo.com or 559-627-6255.

“We are trying to generate more interest in soccer here in Exeter,” explains Renteria.

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