By Chad Robert Snyder
Pilot staff writer
The Bruin varsity girls soccer team breezed to their sixth victory of the season on Monday, holding off the Douglas Trojans for a 2-0 win.
Head Coach Kristen Frank said the girls dominated most of the game, but again proved they are a second-half team by playing considerably stronger in the second half.
The first half was punctuated by the Bruins consistently driving deep onto the Trojans side of the field, but repeatedly failing to score. Frank said they took a number of quality shots in the first half, and the 0-0 score at halftime didn't really reflect how well the team played.
The second half proved to be much better. While the girls continued to play on the Trojans' side of the field, they were also able to finish offensive plays and put points on the board.
Sophomore Ashley Juarez scored the first goal of the game early in the second half, assisted by freshman Kiara Evans. Evans followed shortly after with a goal of her own, finishing the scoring at 2-0.
Evans was recently promoted to varsity from the JV squad, and that move has paid huge dividends already, Frank said.
Despite not amassing a huge deficit in terms of the score, one statistic in particular illustrated how dominant the Bruins were. The girls outshot the Trojans 35-3 Monday, a margin that Frank said was unusually impressive.
Despite the praise she gave the team, Frank said there are a number of things she'd like to see improved.
"We need to work on finishing and on quick penetration on offense," she said.
As for the season, Frank said she's fairly pleased with their 6-0-2 mark, but that she's also like to see the team play at the same, high level week to week.
"It's been a little bit of a roller coaster," she said. "There's hasn't been a lot of consistency with any of the teams we've faced, including us."
This week the girls battle Glide at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9 at Brookings-Harbor High School.