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Delhi soccer rallies in second to trounce Hilmar
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Delhi's Arnoldo Perez goes head to head with a Hilmar opponent on Monday. - photo by CANDY PADILLA / The Journal

Four second half goals from the Delhi High soccer team proved to be enough against Hilmar in Monday's non-league contest as the Hawks trounced the Yellowjackets 4-2.

Hilmar scored two goals in the first half to take a 2-0 lead but the second half was all Delhi who managed to sink in twice as many scores as they managed to end the game with in a road win for their third of the season.

“We were up 2-0 but then gave up two PKs and the game slipped away from us, it should've been ours,” said Hilmar head coach Louie Bettencourt. “I told our guys I love how we played but sometimes those things happen, very disappointed since it got away from the officiating.”

Hilmar’s Michael Cardoso scored the first goal of the game, just midway through the first half.

Just a few minutes later, Cardoso assisted Jaime Carbajal who knocked in the second score from about 18 yards out.

It was two goals from questionable penalty kicks, but the Delhi Hawks took advantage of it and they pressed hard after tying the game at two apiece.

Before the game ended, the Hawks were able to surge with two more scores to go up and by then Bettencourt's team was depleted after playing physical.

 “It was a heckuva game, everybody did a standout job and stepped up,” said Bettencourt. “Well job from all players. Everybody stepped up and got to the ball.”

Delhi will play next at Manteca with the game scheduled to start at 4p.m. today.

Hilmar will play host to Gustine at 4 p.m. Thursday.