Douglas girls rally past Wooster
After spotting Wooster an early lead on Saturday, the Douglas High girls soccer team answered with goals from Jillyan Jacobson and Kyla Hinnant to post a 2-1 Sierra League win at home against Wooster.
Douglas (8-0-1 league, 9-1-1 overall) pulled even two minutes before halftime on a goal by Jacobson and then Hinnant scored what proved to be the game-winner in the 46th minute.
Douglas hosted Galena (8-1, 9-2) Tuesday in an important league contest. Coming in, the Tigers were unbeaten in 10 straight games since opening the season with a 6-0 loss on Aug. 26 against Montgomery (Santa Rosa, Calif.). Of those wins, four have been decided by one goal and two others have been decided by two goals.
The Tigers have allowed five goals in their nine league contests coming into this week.
Wooster (3-5-1, 4-5-1) struck for an early goal to take a 1-0 lead. Jacobson tied it up with her second goal in as many games and Hinnant put the Tigers on top early in the second half. Alexa Moss assisted on both goals.
Douglas improved its season record to 9-0 with a 9 -0 win over Wooster. Devi Schwartz opened the Tigers’ scoring for the second week in a row with a shot from inside the box to the right corner. Amelia Cochran moved to left wing and scored two goals, the first in the 23rd minute on a shot from just outside the left hand side of the penalty box and the second after a charge into the box followed by a chip over the keeper’s head. In the 26th minute, Calli Weston collected a cross from Vaneza Diaz and scored from inside the box as she juked two defenders to get an open shot directly in from of the goal mouth. Faye Fournier closed out the first half scoring with a strike in the 32nd minute, assisted by Dana Merriam.
After the intermission, Tess Sando’s scored two goals on almost identical shots from about 24 yards out. Center back Arianna Bilderback scored on a 60-yard run up the middle, finding the lower right corner with a strike from about 18 yards out. Faye Fournier pounced on a loose ball in the keeper box and scored with nine minutes to go.
Meleeah McKown kept a clean sheet for the second street week as Douglas’s defense did not allow a shot on goal in the game. Douglas received a strong backline performance from Clarie Ingrey, Hailey Christensen, Sophia Bottino, Savanna Harrington, Tara Dragoo and Colby Bera. The Tigers also received sold midfield play from Jessee Cabrera, Adriana Grant and Alejandra Ramos.