Girls soccer: Montgomery, Carrillo open NBL play with wins

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Maria Carrillo and Montgomery, the undefeated schools expected to battle for the NBL girls soccer title, both opened league play with victories on Wednesday.

The Pumas took the measure of visiting Santa Rosa, 5-0, while the host Vikings got the better of Casa Grande, 4-2.

Montgomery’s Taylor Ziemer, seen here during a game against Windsor last season, had two goals and an assist in Tuesday’s win against Casa Grande. (CONNER JAY / The Press Democrat, 2013)

Montgomery’s Taylor Ziemer, seen here during a game against Windsor last season, had two goals and an assist in Tuesday’s win against Casa Grande. (CONNER JAY / The Press Democrat, 2013)

The win improves Carrillo to 6-0 while Montgomery is now 9-0.

The Pumas, seeking their sixth consecutive league title, were led by Brooke Dunbar with two goals.

“We were a little bit slow at the start and then found our rhythm,” coach Debra LaPrath said. “Everybody on the squad got playing time which was nice.”

Carrillo led 2-0 at halftime.

Montgomery had a tougher time. In fact, the Vikings found themselves in a 2-2 struggle with five minutes remaining.

Eden Brooker then scored the go-ahead goal and two minutes later, Taylor Ziemer added the second of her two goals.

Ziemer’s other goal came in the first half. Also scoring in the first half for the Vikings was Jordan Girman.

Alexis Martinez and Amanda Galbraith had the two Casa goals.

“It was a well-played game,” Montgomery coach Pat McDonald said. “Casa always plays us tough.”

The Vikings and Pumas will meet twice during the league season with the first match set for next Monday at Maria Carrillo. The Vikings will then host Carrillo on Oct. 7.

RANCHO COTATE 2, WINDSOR 0

At Windsor, Tea Lopes had a goal and an assist to lead the visitors to victory.

“It was one of the best total games we’ve played this season,” coach Dennis Holmberg said.

Caitlin Cazares was in goal for Rancho (6-2).

ANALY 10, HEALDSBURG 1

At Sebastopol, the Tigers scored eight goals in the first half to easily prevail in the SCL game.

Brooklyn Varnadore led the offense with three goals while Jillian Vanriper had a pair.

Analy is 2-0 in the SCL and 7-1 overall.

ST. VINCENT 2, SONOMA ACADEMY 2

At Sonoma Academy, the two NCL II powers played to a tie.

Chloe Colbert scored both goals for the Coyotes while Grace Hosbein and Katie Gross accounted for the Mustangs scores.