Trojans pick up 2 more wins in shutout style; improve to 16-0


Mendota’s varsity boys’ soccer team continued its roll with a 5-0 triumph over LaSalle-Peru on Sept. 23 at LaSalle.

Jasiel Watson booted home a pair of goals for the Trojans, while Yahir Diaz, Johnathan Cortez and Ricky Orozco added one goal apiece. Diaz’s goal was the 100th in his high school career. Diaz also added a pair of assists.


The Trojans found themselves in a tussle with Monmouth-Roseville, but they still came out on top, 3-0, on Sept. 25 at the MHS field.

Cortez got the Trojans on the board in the first period with a goal and that’s the way the half ended. The score remained 1-0 until just under eight minutes left in the contest when Diaz rammed home his first of two goals on the day to widen the margin. Diaz, Cortez and Watson had assists.

Mendota improved to 16-0 on the season.