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Roseville breaks down Lincoln

By: Staff Report
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The scoreboard was not a true indication of the way the game went, but the result was good enough to post this one in the win column as Roseville knocked off Lincoln 4-2 Thursday afternoon. With the game moved to its home field due to some facility issues at Lincoln High, the Tigers took control of the game from the outset, but struggled to finish off scoring chances. Roseville had four or five early breakaways, but did not convert any of them. That opened the door for Lincoln to take the first lead of the contest, as a shot on goal bounced off of a Roseville defender and into the goal to give the Fighting Zebras a 1-0 advantage. Two minutes later, Giovanni Reader scored on a header on the end of a Tanner Roland cross to even the score. The match went to intermission tied at 1-1. The Roseville domination of the run of play continued into the second stanza, but this time the Tigers managed to convert opportunities into tallies. Defender Dylan Rogo set up the second score on a run up the right side of the pitch, sending a ball to Fernando Saldana, who finished to give Roseville its first lead. Roland converted a Roberto Vasquez for a goal, and Mauro Proo beat a string of Lincoln defenders off the dribble for the final tally. A late Zebra goal trimmed the final advantage to two goals. The Tigers are back on the home field at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, hosting a strong Bella Vista squad.