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Bruin girls open the gates in second half to beat Phoenix

 

A slow start in Saturday’s girls soccer game against the Lady Pirates of Phoenix had many fans wondering if the Bruins could claim victory with such a slow start. The Bruins proved that they are a second half team and scored four goals in quick succession to snatch a 4-1 victory.

“It was a good win,” junior Karlie Gonzalez said. “We’re more of a second-half team. It the first half we had the jitters and by the second half we had gotten them out and won the game.”

 

Gonzalez was instrumental in scoring one of the goals when she fed Addi Fitzgerald an assist across the goal’s face, which Fitzgerald was able to gather in and score.

Fitzgerald put two of the Bruins’ goals in the net; the other coming when she cleaned up a deflection by the Lady Pirates’ goalie and deposited it in the back of the goal.

“We did really well the second half,” Fitzgerald said. “Our passing and communication improved, which helped us.”

The Bruins’ other two goals came from Crystal Rodgriguez feeding a ball into the middle where Jade Heredia put her head on it to direct it into the net, and a textbook pass, pass, shoot play from freshman duo Hanna Leonard and Drew Farmer.

Unfortunately the Bruins’ winning ways didn’t travel with them as they hit the road to take on the face the Challengers of Cascade Christian. 

According to Head Coach Fred Juarez, the Bruins scored first in the 55th minute but the goal was negated by a questionable offside call. The Challengers scored just the only goal just 13 minutes later and held on for the win.

“I don’t care about the score today,” Juarez said. “They were winners in my book by their play. They played hard for 80 minutes.”

The Bruins will travel to Glide High School for a 4:30 p.m. game on Thursday.

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