Tioga, Mother Lode soccer teams tie

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GROVELAND Archrivals Tioga High School and Mother Lode Christian School tied 1-1 in a Mountain Valley League soccer game Thursday on a wet, slippery Tioga field.

Tioga is 6-2-1 in the MVL and 8-3-1 overall, while Mother Lode is 3-3-1 and 6-9-3.

It was an end-to-end, entertaining game, Tioga coach Bob Roman said.

Mother Lode led 1-0 at halftime on a goal by Phillip Mattos. Tioga tied it on a direct kick by Ken Bujer in the 66th minute.

Tioga was playing without five starters from its 6-3 victory over Mother Lode on Sept. 18 at Standard Park.

We gave a fine overall effort, Roman said.

Sean Rogers acquitted himself well in his first game in goal for the Timberwolves and Roman also credited Bujer with a solid showing on both offense and defense.

Both teams are home Tuesday at 4 p.m. Tioga against Stoneridge Christian of Merced and Mother Lode against Stockton Christian.

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