Girls soccer: Maria Carrillo wraps up fifth straight NBL title

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

The Maria Carrillo girls soccer dynasty continues.

On Wednesday, the Pumas defeated visiting Windsor, 7-0, to wrap up their fifth consecutive North Bay League title and for soccerthe second year in a row, they didn’t lose a league match.

Madison Gonzalez was the offensive star Wednesday as she scored three goals and assisted on two others.

The Pumas won all 14 of their league matches and finished the regular season with a 17-0-1 mark. They are ranked No. 2 in two national polls.

“It’s been a special season,” coach Debra LaPrath said. “We lost a lot of top-tier players from last year’s team and I didn’t know if we could go undefeated in league again. The girls that came back worked hard from the start of practice to get to this point. It’s been a selfless group and a pleasure to coach.”

The Pumas have scored 90 goals in their 18 games and allowed only 10. Carrillo should get a No. 1 seed when the North Coast Section Tournament is seeded this Sunday.

CASA GRANDE 1, SANTA ROSA 0

At Casa Grande, Kayla Ryan scored with seven minutes left to lift the Gauchos to victory.

McKayla Kinnham got the assist. Keeper Leanne Tedrow posted the shutout.

MONTGOMERY 1, CARDINAL NEWMAN 0

At Cardinal Newman, Taylor Ziemer scored the game’s only goal. Thirty minutes into the contest, the sophomore beat two Newman defenders and then the keeper to get the score.

“It was a tough shot from a tough angle,” coach Pat McDonald said. “She fell down after she kicked the ball and told me afterwards that she thought she’d missed the shot. She was surprised it went in.”

“That was the only good scoring opportunity for either team. Taylor Fager had a great defensive game for us and Jackie Dutton was outstanding for Newman.”

Montgomery finished league play with a 12-2 record and are 17-2 overall.

The Cardinals are 8-7-2 and 5-6-2. They have a make-up match with Casa Grande on Saturday.

UKIAH 3, RANCHO COTATE 2

At Rancho Cotate, the Wildcats snapped a 2-2 tie by scoring with just under 10 minutes remaining. Goals from Ukiah came from Madison Hensley, Taylor Bray and Kennedy Lynch. Tea Lopes and Julia Lambert scored for the Cougars.

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