Monday, September 13, 2010
EAST WENATCHEE - The good news is that the Sunnyside High School girls varsity soccer team was able to score on 3A powerhouse Eastmont.
The bad news is that it wasn't enough in a 6-1 road loss to the Wildcats this past Saturday.
After Eastmont grabbed an early 1-0 lead, Sunnyside's Karla Osorio drilled in a goal after collecting a free kick.
Though only 4-9, Osorio has a strong leg and Coach Sylvia Villagrana said that caught Eastmont defenders off balance.
"She has a hard kick and the keeper did not expect it," Villagrana said. "She (the Eastmont keeper) fumbled it because it spun through her hands."
It was Osorio's second goal in as many matches this season.
The score came midway through the first half, and the Lady Grizzlies kept things close the rest of the half, trailing just 2-1 at the break.
But Eastmont removed all doubt in the second half, as Villagrana said her squad struggled to keep up with the Wildcats' quickness.
"One of the things that hurt us was Eastmont's team speed," she said. "It took my girls awhile to react."
On defense, Sunnyside keeper Perla Ponce kept busy with 13 saves.
The Lady Grizzlies make their home debut tomorrow, Tuesday, with a league match against Hanford starting at 7 p.m.
Villagrana says Sunnyside (0-1, 1-1) will have its work cut out for it against the Falcons tomorrow.
"We know Hanford has the same speed as Eastmont and we need to be ready to deal with it," she said. "We have six freshmen and four sophomores on varsity and we just have to learn to get in the rhythm, get to the ball quicker."