Western Sierra improves to 2-0 in league

Wolves beat Buckingham, Cristo Rey
By: Jim Linsdau, Sports Editor
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The Western Sierra Collegiate Academy girls soccer team took a trip to Vacaville and defeated Buckingham Charter 4-1 Tuesday to improve to 2-0 in the Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League Standings.

The Wolves’ Izzy James scored three goals and Michaela Bodie one in the victory. Western Sierra held a 1-0 lead going into the final 40 minutes of the match.

Goalkeeper Lindsay Lucas got a workout, making 18 saves in the game.

Western Sierra 11, Cristo Rey 0

The Wolves scored the winning goal to defeat Cristo Rey four minutes into the match at Mahaney Park Dec. 11. It should be noted that Western Sierra scored 10 more goals before the match ended in a 11-0 victory for the academy.

The Wolves’ Abby Griswold took an assist from Bodie to start Western Sierra’s salvo. Also adding to the academy’s totals were Bodie (3 goals), Paige Carter (2), James (2), Brianna Wood (2) and Canna Lim.

“This is the first league game this season, so you don’t know what the other team may have added or what they look like,” said WSCA head coach Scott Crosson. “After that first goal, and then we started moving the ball around, it came easy for us because we were playing so good soccer.”

“So the goal was to play good, hard and efficient soccer.”

All three goals were met in full.

Wolves’ goalkeeper Melanie Crow made two saves in the contest.

Western Sierra’s has just three seniors on the roster of 18, Bodie being one of them. Twelve of the players are freshmen and sophomores.