Douglas girls roll past Carson |

Douglas girls roll past Carson

Staff Report
Helene Henry-Gread controls the ball for Douglas.
Ron Harpin

The Douglas High girls soccer team rolled to a 7-0 win over Carson on Tuesday on senior night at home.

Douglas ended the regular season at 14-3-2 and 8-1-1 in the Sierra League. The Tigers finished in second in league and will host a first round playoff game this Tuesday at a time to be determined.

The Tigers outshot Carson 23 to 3 with 12 shots on goal while Carson had just one.

Douglas opened the scoring in the 10th minute when Madi Smalley chased down Alexa Moss‘ cross just outside the penalty area. She beat the keeper to the ball and sent it across the box and the ball deflected off a Senator defender for the goal.

In the 15th minute, Moss received a pass from Ari Bilderback. Moss again crossed the ball to Smalley, who eventually scored. In the 16th minute, Moss took a throw in and sent the ball toward Amelia Cochran. The ball deflected off of a Carson defender to the feet of Jessee Cabrera, who scored from 25 yards out.

In the 19th minute the Douglas’s defenders switched the ball from their right side to the left finding an open Bilderback, who found Moss, who made a 40-yard run to score.

In the 25th minute Moss sent a direct free kick from about 28 yards out into the net to give Douglas a 5-0 halftime lead.

Douglas got on the board in the second half when Tiger keeper Jordan Smith punted the ball to a teammate in the center circle. The Tigers then maintained possession moving the ball around with four passes until it came to Moss. She sent the ball to Smalley, who scored on a header.

In the 34th minute, Dana Merriman sent a pass to Moss, who scored her third goal from just outside the penalty box to finish the scoring.

Douglas won the junior varsity game 3-1. Baily Rozier sent a through ball to Campbell Dedmon, who scored for Douglas. Vaneza Diaz also collected a loose ball and sent a long range shot into the net for the Tigers. The Tigers final goal came when Dedmon sent a pass to Diaz, who found Rozier, who took a shot that was turned away, but then scored on the rebound.