BSoc: Arroyo finalizes Carpinteria comeback on Chargers

Carpinteria goalkeeper Joey Gamez

Carpinteria’s Joey Gamez lays out to protect his goal in the second half against Dos Pueblos

Carpinteria's Ricky Arroyo brought the Warriors even with Dos Pueblos in the final minute.

Carpinteria’s Ricky Arroyo brought the Warriors even with Dos Pueblos in the final minute of Monday’s game. (Presidio Sports Photos)

Carpinteria’s Ricky Arroyo drove home a dagger for the Warriors on Monday, scoring in the final seconds of a 2-2 tie against Dos Pueblos in a non-league match played at Girsh Park.

The Chargers had taken a 2-0 lead but the Warriors found a way to rally with two goals in the final 15 minutes of play.

“We had various opportunites to put it in the back of the net. However the last minute is the one that counted and we got pretty fortunate on that one,” said Carpinteria head coach Leonardo Quintero.

Arroyo scored on a play similar to a situation several minutes earlier when Arroyo knocked a high ball over the crossbar of an open goal mouth. On his second chance, Arroyo zeroed in on his target and finessed a ball over the keeper’s head from 15 yards out.

It was the last play of the game as the referee blew his final whistle without a kickoff.

“We’re not happy with the result but we played well today and we just need to finish,” said Dos Pueblos’ Forbes Bainou, who gave the Chargers a 2-0 lead in the 74th minute. [VIDEO HIGHLIGHT]

Bainou assisted on Dos Pueblos’ first-half goal, which was the eighth of the season by Omar Montalvo.

It was the first of three straight days with games for Carpinteria, which moves on to play Nordhoff on Tuesday and Pacifica on Wednesday.

“We just need to execute more. We need to focus on putting it in the back of the net when we have the opportunities,” Quintero said.

Dos Pueblos plays next on Wednesday at Santa Paula.

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