Castro, Pendleton Lead Vikings to 5-2 Win Over Foothill in Home Opener

Makenna Pendleton (16) watches his shot head to the back of the net against Foothill.
Makenna Pendleton (16) watches his shot head to the back of the net against Foothill.

Rudolfo Castro's two goals and two assists led the West Valley men's soccer team to a 5-2 win over rival Foothill Saturday in Saratoga. Makenna Pendleton added a pair of goal, including one just four minutes in on a helper from Alexis Rincon. Castro threaded his first helper to Pendleton in the 26th minute to break a 1-1 tie and then converted a PK two minutes later to give the Vikings (2-1) a 2-1 lead at the break. After Brandon Holguin scored at 57' to bring the Owls (0-1-1) to within 3-2, Castro knocked home another PK for a 4-2 Viking lead. Jose Canada found the back of the net at :81 to close out the scoring. West Valley hits the road for important contests on 9/13 at Clovis (1-1-1) and on 9/15 at defending state champion Fresno City (1-0-3).