05 de Septiembre del 2016 2:22 pm.
The youth and second division teams at Santos Laguna returned from their road games over the weekend, with the under 15, 17, and 20 collecting points and the second division team regaining Mexican American defender Jesus Vazquez in the starting lineup. The U17 and U20 Guerreros spent Saturday making up their week four games against Puebla, the U15 team took over first place after their win in Morelia for week eight, and the second division team closed their week four game on the road.
Reynosa 2-1 Santos
Los Guerreros of the “Segunda Premier” team played their week four game in Tamaulipas against Reynosa FC, going up early off a goal by Chilean forward Rafa Olave, but eventually giving up two goals in the first and second half. The team will prepare this week to face Tigres’ second division team at TSM on Saturday morning to get back on track.
Puebla 1-2 Santos
After going down to nine men, the U20 team found a 90th minute goal through U18 Mexican international Joao Maleck to collect three points. Maleck had opened scoring early to have los Guerreros up 1-0 throughout the first half and most of the second, but the hosts equalized in the 81 minute, not too long after Santos had gone to 10 men for a foul called on goalkeeper Joel Garcia, who was subsequently red-carded. Mexico U18 goalkeeper Roy Ureña stepped into goal for Garcia in exchange for Jesus Rodriguez as Santos continued to look for a game winner, but just as the clock was winding down, midfielder Edson Martinez was shown a red card in the 89 minute of play. Not even a minute later, Maleck nabbed the game winner with a left-footed shot from just outside the area to seal the three road points.
The U20 team will play Necaxa in Aguascalientes for week eight and sits in 14 place – up two spots from the previous week - with a 2-1-2 record and two games to be made up: Chivas and Cruz Azul in October and November.
Puebla 0-0 Santos / Penalties 3-5 Santos
The U17 team also spent the weekend making up its game against Puebla after two weeks in Mexico for the Sub 15 International Tournament, where it finished third. Los Guerreros and los Poblanos dueled out 90 minutes without any goals, but Santos extended its unbeaten streak in penalties to five for the extra point on the weekend. With the two points, the team sits in seventh place and will play Necaxa on Saturday, September 8.
Morelia 1-3 Santos
Santos’ under 15 Guerreros emerged victorious over Monarcas Morelia in the state of Michoacan to close the weekend, with goals by Angel Crespo, Diego Medina, and Jordan Carrillo. The victory was good enough to climb to second place in the general table and first place in group two with a 5-1-2 record. Crespo is in third place in individual goal scoring with five goals in 562 minutes. The group will receive a weekend of rest before resuming play on September 17 in Guadalajara against Chivas.