Fast start sparks soccer girls to win
September 29, 2016
A fast start Tuesday night put the Douglas High girls soccer team on track to a 4-0 Sierra League victory against Damonte Ranch in Reno.
Senior Jillyan Jacobson scored in the sixth minute and freshman Madison Smalley added another in the eighth minute to put Douglas in control of the match against the Damonte Ranch Mustangs. Both goals were assisted by Alexa Moss.
Douglas (7-0-1 league, 8-1-1 overall) is now riding a five-game win streak and four of those have come by shutout. The Tigers played Spanish Springs to a 1-1 tie on Sept. 10 in Sparks.
The Tigers are scheduled to play a 12:30 p.m. home game Saturday against Wooster and then host Galena (7-1 league) in an important test Tuesday night at 7 p.m. on Keith Roman Field. The JV game on Tuesday starts at 5 p.m.
Season records aside, Damonte Ranch (1-7-2) was not a team to overlook on its own field, based on its 1-0 win over Douglas the first week of October last year.
After surging to the early lead, Douglas put the game away before halftime when Allyson Foster scored off an assist from Sydney Woodward in the 17th minute and Smalley scored her second goal in the 30th minute, assisted this time by Shyla Piscotti.
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Grace Parks and Jordan Smith shared time in the net to earn credit for the shutout.
Douglas remained undefeated with a 6-0 victory against Damonte Ranch in a game that played 8-on-8 on a full pitch.
Devi Schwartz opened the scoring in the third minute from inside the keeper's box, assisted by Madison Vickers. Austin Zivkovic scored another goal in the 28th minute, assisted by Dana Merriam and then Vickers scored in the 32nd minute, assisted by Amelia Cochran. Merriam scored two goals in the second half, the second assisted by Faye Fournier. Caitlyn Camara finished the Tigers' scoring with a shot that reached the back of the net from 22 yards out.
Goalkeeper Meleeah McKown kept a clean sheet, aided by a strong backline performance from Clarie Ingrey, Hailey Christensen, Sophia Bottino, Savanna Harrington, Ariana Bilderback, Tara Dragoo and Colby Bera.
Douglas also received sold midfield play from Tess, Sando, Jessee Cabrera, Vaneza Diaz, Adriana Grant and Alejandra Ramos.
Every Douglas player on the field saw action in both halves.