Rocklin edges Woodcreek 2-1, remains unbeaten in SFL girls soccerBy: Bill Poindexter, Roseville Press Tribune Sports Editor
What is it going to take to knock off Rocklin High School this spring in girls soccer?
The Thunder lost just two seniors to graduation from a team that finished fifth in the Sierra Foothill League last season but, as coach Paul Morrison pointed out following Tuesday night’s 2-1 victory at Woodcreek, “The team that won had four wins.”
Woodcreek was the latest to take a shot, but the Thunder (6-2-1 overall, 4-0 SFL) used two breakaway goals by freshman Isa Castro to maintain its grip on first place.
“Last year, they were inexperienced,” Morrison said of his team, which fought off the wind and the Timberwolves (5-7-1, 1-3) for a scoreless deadlock at halftime. “We couldn’t really get out of our half, but I told the girls in the second half, that’s not going to be a problem anymore.”
Castro scored in the 45th minute, and Woodcreek senior Mikayla Martig tied it in the 53rd minute by pumping in a rebound. It was her third goal this season for the 2012 Sac-Joaquin Section-champion Timberwolves, young this spring after losing six seniors to graduation, many of whom are playing in college. Castro scored again five minutes later.
“This is almost the same team as last year, but they’re a year old,” Morrison said.
Oakmont 3, Rio Linda 0 — Senior captain Katie Carte, junior Allie Wieser and freshman Sierra Brewer scored for the Vikings (3-7-1, 1-2-1 CVC) in their win over the Knights (1-6-1, 0-4).
Carte on Monday was announced as one of 48 winners of the Sac-Joaquin Section’s annual A. Dale Lacky/CSEA Scholarship. Carte carries a 4.3 GPA and is a three-time all-conference selection in volleyball and soccer and a two-time pick in track and field. She was the Capital Valley Conference MVP last fall and led Oakmont to the first volleyball section championship in school history.
Woodcreek 1, Del Oro 0 — Freshman Jacy Boles, who saw her first varsity action last week in the Michelle Carew Classic in Anaheim Hills, came back Monday and pitched a six-hit shutout to lift the Timberwolves (11-6, 5-1 SFL) over the Golden Eagles (10-7, 2-4).
Boles walked one and struck out seven, and Nicole Miller’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth drove in Jenna Curtan with the only run.
Valley Christian Academy 4, Foresthill 2 — Katie Urban pitched a one-hitter with six strikeouts as the Lady Lions (3-1) downed the Wildfires (3-4) in a nonleague game.
Freshman Luba Vechtomov, new to the game, filled in at second base and committed no errors, and senior Hayley Simon had two hits.