U13 Quakes win football title at Lathrop

The Ceres Earthquakes White Under-13 competitive football team finished first in a group of five when competing at the Endless Summer Classic, being held June 25-26 at the River Islands Sports Complex in Lathrop.

“No one expected us to play this hard,” said Earthquakes co-coach Nick Narayan, whose club opened the season with a fifth-place finish at the Tall Trees tournament in Palo Alto. “We surprised a lot of teams. We are a brand new team. The first tournament, we didn’t know what we were getting into. We understood what we needed to work on and we improved as a team. We played lights out football and brought home the championship trophy. I told the boys to remember that feeling.

Ceres won all three of her matches at the Endless Summer Classic.

The Earthquakes outscored their opponents, 10-1.

“The boys worked hard during training leading up to the tournament,” Narayan said. “It really showed during their game. They executed everything we talked about. They linked up well. They had fun.”

Ceres picked up a 3-1 win over Santa Rosa Athletico in the league game on June 26.

The Earthquakes were leading 3-0 at halftime.

“It completely deflated them once we scored the third goal,” Narayan said.

Ceres shut out Manteca Rangers 5-0 in the semi-final on June 25.

The Earthquakes outscored Ceres Earthquakes Red 2-0 in the first round on June 25.

“We only allowed one goal the whole tournament,” Narayan said.

Ceres improved their overall record to 5-1.

The Earthquakes went 2-1 at the Tall Trees Tournament.

Ceres’ roster includes 16 players, including Adrian Aguilar, Robert Delgado, Nicholas Dellamar, Deangelo Gamboa-Terra, Josiah Gonzalez, Bryan Gutierrez, Armando Gutierrez, Diego Gutierrez, Kyle Mitts, Nikhiel Narayan, Levi Rodriguez, Mahvon Smith, Izaiah Valdez, Aayden Vang, Elijah Wasiewicz and Evon Castillo.

Earthquakes are coached by Nick Narayan and Matthew Terra.

Ceres will travel to Sacramento this weekend to compete in the Silver Cup.

The eight-team tournament will take place at the Cherry Island Sports Complex.

“We’re going to go out there, have fun and see what happens,” coach Narayan said.

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