Girls’ Soccer; Lady Tigers top Damonte, Randall ties state shutout record |

Girls’ Soccer; Lady Tigers top Damonte, Randall ties state shutout record

by Joey Crandall

On a night geared toward honoring an extraordinary group of seniors, the 2011 Douglas girls’ soccer team found yet another way to write itself into the record books in a 2-0 win over Damonte Ranch to close out the regular season.

Senior goalkeeper Bri Randall posted her 30th career shutout to tie both the school and state career records (Ashley Sulprizio, 30).

It was just the latest accolade for a senior class that is already the winningest group in the program’s history, has produced a state record for consecutive shutouts and boasts the school’s all-time career goals leader (Tia Lyons).

Lyons put Douglas on the board in the 10th minute on an assist from fellow senior Shannon Prinz.

The teams shared time of possession rather evenly through the remainder of the first half, although Douglas owned the advantage in both shots on goal and overall scoring opportunities.

Prinz assisted yet another senior, Katie Dry, on a goal in the 62nd minute to seal the game.

Randall made two saves in net, protected by a solid defense that included seniors Holly Downer and Shannon Hubbard. Cora Moody also logged important minutes in the middle and up top for the Tigers in the game.

All seven seniors, who have been playing on the same team since they were 7 and 8 years old, were honored prior to the game.

The group has won two Sierra League titles, two Northern 4A titles and two state titles. They’ll open next week’s regional playoffs as the top-seeded team in the tournament.