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Lincoln rallies to defeat Branham

January 19, 2018

SAN JOSE - Lincoln scored a pair of goals in a three-minute span to overcome a halftime deficit and defeat host Branham 2-1 Thursday evening in a BVAL-Mount Hamilton boys soccer match.

Trailing 1-0 at halftime, senior midfielder Abel Flores hit a wonder strike from about 25 yards out off an assist from senior Julio Camacho to the the match at 1-1 in the 45th minute. Then just three minutes later, senior Richard Granados latched onto a long ball out of the back from the Lincoln goalkeeper and got behind the Branham defense to make it 2-1.

Branham (5-5-1, 2-3-1) had a chance to equalize late in the half but a header by sophomore Joel Silva went just wide of the left post.

Just moments after hitting the crossbar with a header, senior Dante Reinoso gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead in the 34th minute when he chested down a pass from sophomore Lucas Cuellar and lofted the ball over the goalkeeper.

Branham had the better of the action in the first half before Lincoln (7-4-1, 4-2-0) started the second half with a flurry. The Lions nearly tied it early in the second half but a shot by senior Ramon Inda Felix was saved by junior goalkeeper Tanner Lanphear, who finished with four saves.

Both teams are back in action Monday night when Branham visits rival Leigh and Lincoln travels to Pioneer.


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