Ruiz hat trick gives Chieftains 4-3 victoryPublished 2:28pm Thursday, September 27, 2012
THREE RIVERS — The Dowagiac soccer team got three first half goals from Jorge Ruiz and then held on for a 4-3 Wolverine Conference West Division victory Wednesday.
Ruiz scored in the third, sixth and 33rd minutes to stake the Chieftains to a 3-1 halftime lead.
Three Rivers’ Adam Nottoli scored in the fourth minute to momentarily tie the match at 1-1.
Tony Solis extended Dowagiac’s lead to 4-1 in the 58th minute with what turned out to be the winning goal.
Three Rivers closed the gap to 4-3 with goals by Aaron Mathews in the 63rd minute and Nottoli in the 76th minute.
Dowagiac outshot Three Rivers 13-6 in the match.
Dowagiac 3, Three Rivers 1
D – Jorge Ruiz third minute
TR – Adam Nottoli fourth minute
D – Ruiz sixth minute
D – Ruiz 33rd minute
D – Tony Solis 58th minute
TR – Aaron Mathews 63rd minute
TR – Nottoli 76th minute
Shots on goal
Three Rivers 6