by Joey Crandall

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September 26, 2012
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Girls' Soccer: Lady Tigers pick up shutout

The Douglas High girls' soccer team posted its sixth shutout of the season and its fourth in five matches with a 1-0 win over Damonte Ranch.

Lexie Weaver put up the lone goal of the match, which marked the 27th goal of her varsity career. She collected a richochet off the left following a shot from McKenna Kynett and put the rebound in the net.

"Lexie had a standout game," Douglas coach Lorraine Fitzhugh said. "She played aggressively, vocally and with excellent finesse."

Defensively, Douglas allowed just one shot on net, which keeper Corryne Millet deflected for the eighth solo shutout of her career.

"Hannah Coverley plays a solid central defense position while directing players," Fitzhugh said. "She's just an excellent leader, always urging her team to improve and stay on track.

"Ericka Arellano had another standout game. She reads any pressure around her perfectly, stopping an attack and next connecting the pass to her teammates."

The win vaulted Douglas to 9-2 overall and 6-1 in Northern Division I play with the win.

"This is a great team to watch, always gamers," Fitzhugh said. "Today they increased their possession play and are connecting through the midfield better and better."

Douglas will host an open house during the varsity games against rival Carson High on Saturday. Douglas overhauled its home field with new surface treatment and bleachers, and a re-modeled snack shack and locker room.

The boys' game starts at 11 a.m. and the girls' game starts at 1 p.m.

"We just want to thank all the volunteers who made the makeover happen," Fitzhugh said. "We want to welcome the community out, especially to see us play our rivals."

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 26, 2012 02:15PM Published Sep 26, 2012 02:14PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.