This Friday night the Turlock Express (0-3) opened up their home season by hosting the RGV Barracudas (1-1) from Texas. Turlock unfortunately was unable to break their losing streak and were shut out by the Barracudas 6-0.

The opening quarter showed two fully energized teams who were both in search of their first win of the season.

The first 5 minutes of play showed an equal amount of possession from both MASL teams. It wasn’t until we were down to the last 6 minutes that Efrain Martinez shot one in off a set play for the Barracudas giving them the lead.

That goal fired up the South Texas Team and pushed them into full offense mode with Efrain Martinez returning for his second goal of the night a few minutes later. This put the Express two goals down and little time in the opening quarter to recover. Barracudas now with the lead made sure to secure it bagging an additional 2 goals in a 2 minute timeframe the following quarter.

The Express entered the 3rd playing catch up as they remained goal less on the board while the Barracudas continued to look for more. Turlock showed better defense in this quarter limiting RGV on offense. Shots for the Express were seen by Ivan Campos and Jorge Carmona but none reached the back of the net. The 5th and 6th goal for the Texas teams were both seen in the last 5 minutes of the 3rd and 4th quarter but none by Turlock.

Efrain Martinez and Erick Ponce were the key players for Rio Grande tonight by scoring two a piece.

 The Turlock Express return next week at home on December 22nd. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting or at Turlock Indoor where they play their home games all season