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Rangel breaks school record set by cousin

Lindsay striker scores nine goals in one game


12:00 AM, Jan. 17, 2013 EST

Lindsay senior striker Jannely Rangel scored nine goals in a Jan. 8 East Sequoia League 10-0 win over Corcoran. Her cousin, Brenda Rangel, held the school record of eight goals in a game dating back to 2005. / Submitted Photo

The goals were credited to Jannely Rangel.

All nine of them.

But she insists the record belongs to her and her team.

Lindsay senior striker Jannely Rangel scored nine goals in a Jan. 8 East Sequoia League 10-0 win over Corcoran.

Eight of her nine goals came off assists from her teammates.

"It was my team," Rangel said. "They helped me that whole night. Without them, I wouldn't have gone anywhere near scoring nine goals."

Scoring nine goals in a game for Lindsay is something Rangel said she wanted to do since her sophomore year. Her cousin, Brenda Rangel, held the school record of eight goals in a game dating back to 2005.

Jannely had scored as many as six goals in one game three different times, but never got any closer to the record.

When she finally broke the record set by her cousin, one of the first things Jannely did was send Brenda a text message.

"That same night I texted her. She lives in Los Angeles and every time she visits, she'd ask how I was doing and she'd ask me if I had beaten her record yet," Jannely said. "That night I texted her and I told her, 'I finally beat your record.' She was really excited about it. She congratulated me. She was proud that I was the one that broke the record. She's happy I was able to experience it."

The record-breaking goal almost didn't happen.

With the team holding such a big lead, Lindsay coach Freddy Martinez had a difficult decision to make. He didn't want to make it look like his team was running up the score so he moved Rangel from forward to defender.

But Rangel was so close to the record.

"That was a tough call," said Martinez, who also coached Brenda at Lindsay. "Once I get a lead like that, I get the bench players in. I left her in the back for a few minutes because she can play anywhere on the field. She told me she wanted to go for the record so I let her go for it."

The goals kept coming and coming for Rangel, but it wasn't like she was the only player on the field touching the ball.

"A lot of the goals were assists," Martinez said. "The girls would shoot the ball across the field and she would find it. We missed a lot more shots that night. She kept trying to score. She's not afraid of getting in there and getting involved."

The first goal of the night took awhile to develop. It came in the 23rd minute on an assist from Catherine Morales.

The ninth goal came in the 75th minute on an assist from Ana Duran.

Rangel admitted that she wasn't met with adoration from everybody the very next day. She said some people at school told her the nine goals made her look selfish.

It bothered her to hear that because she knew it wasn't the case.

"I told them, it does make me look selfish, but they didn't know what was going on," Rangel said. "If you were to talk to my team, they would say I wasn't hogging the ball. I'd see them open and I'd pass them the ball.

"Without my teammates, I wouldn't break the record. My whole team was helping me out. They all wanted it for me. They were excited and wanted to help me out. They all congratulated me. They all signed the game ball for me. It was a team thing."

Second-half hat trick

The Monache boys soccer team found itself in a 2-0 hole against Delano on Tuesday night.

The Marauders are the defending East Yosemite League champions and the biggest threat to dethroning them are the Tigers.

And after 40 minutes of soccer, it appeared as if the Tigers were on their way to a huge win and taking early control of the EYL race.

But Hector Robles had other ideas.

The senior midfielder scored three goals in the second half and the Marauders kept control in the EYL with a 3-2 victory in Delano.

Up next for the Marauders is a showdown with Tulare Western today in Tulare.

The Mustangs are looking forward to their opportunity to play the defending champions.

Tulare Western was left with a bad taste in its mouth after a tight 3-2 loss against Monache at the Lemoore tournament earlier this season.

After opening the EYL season with a 4-1 loss against Delano, the Mustangs have rebounded nicely.

Tulare Western has won two straight by a combined score of 8-2.

A win by the Mustangs would put them right in the middle of what should be a tight EYL race.

Tulare Western record? Not even close

Tulare Western sophomore forward Anyssa Dominguez scored three goals in her team's 3-2 win over Mission Oak Tuesday night to give her 28 for the season.

With seven league games left in the regular season and the postseason around the corner, it is almost a certainty she will surpass the 30 goals she scored during her freshman season.

But don't expect Dominguez to be nearing a single-season school record this year.

She still has 35 goals to go in order to tie that record.

Claudia Cardenas scored 63 goals to set that mark in 2007.

But there is one record Dominguez could set before her four years at Tulare Western are over, and that is the career school scoring record.

Mustangs coach Osama Hamid said Cardenas finished her career with 138 goals.

Dominguez is on her way to that record. In under two seasons, she already has 58 career goals.

If Dominguez scores 11 more goals this season, it would give her 69 in two years and put her halfway to the school record.

At the rate Dominguez is scoring, that record is definitely something that could fall sometime in 2015.

 

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