Pumas down Vikings’ girls, 2-1

Vikiings’ Paige McMahon, left, and Maria Carrillo’s Kendra Corsberg go up for a ball Friday night. (Photo by Christopher Chung / PD).
In an early-season matchup of two of the favorties to win this years North Coast Section girls high school title, Maria Carrillo got goals from Victoria Kovatch to tie the game and Katie Mohr in the second half to win it as the Pumas downed Montgomery, 2-1, Friday night.
 Paige McMahon scored the game’s only goal for the Vikings at Maria Carrillo.
The two teams play again on Oct. 6 at Montgomery.
At Rohnert Park, freshman and Analy High graduate Taylor Varnadore scored a pair of goals but it wasn’t enough as the Seawolves couldn’t hold off a relentless Cal Poly Pomona and SSU dropped a 5-3 contest.
SSU, ranked No. 25, is now 2-1-0 and 0-1-0 in the CCAA. Also scoring for SSU was Trevor Hurst.
SSU returns to action on Sunday afternoon when it entertains 10-ranked CSU San Bernardino in an 11:30 a.m. start.
At Rohnert Park, SSU and Cal Poly Pomona played to a scoreless tie. The Seawolves (1-0-1) played down a player much of the second half.
SSU will face CSU San Bernardino at home at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Bear Cubs got a pair of goals from Tyler Hurst (Piner High) and another goal from Ricky Garcia (Maria Carrillo) to beat College of Canyons, 3-1.
At San Rafael, despite a goal by Montgomery High product Pedro Guevara, the Dominican Penguins dropped a 2-1 decision to St. Martin’s (Wash.) to drop to 0-3-1 on the season.
DU will open its Pacific West Conference season next Thursday when it entertains defending conference champions, Grand Canyon at 2 p.m.
At San Rafael, freshman Lexi Humphry, a Rancho Cotate graduate, scored her first collegiate goal in the first half, but the Penguins (0-3) dropped a tough 2-1 match in overtime.
DU will open its Pacific West Conference season next Thursday when it entertains Grand Canyon at 4:30 p.m.