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Cards soccer wins by double digits

SCCS girls soccer dominates AGBU 10-0

Posted: January 29, 2014 10:07 p.m.
Updated: January 29, 2014 10:07 p.m.

Santa Clarita Christian School's Lauren Gallagher (3) takes a shot in the second half against an AGBU defender at Canyon Country Park on Wednesday.

Few teams have tested the Santa Clarita Christian Cardinals girls soccer team this season.

And after jumping out to a four-goal halftime lead on Wednesday at Canyon Country Park, SCCS made it clear early the visiting AGBU Lions weren’t about to be one of the first.

SCCS went on to win 10-0, further continuing its string of dominant play in the process.

Through 15 contests this year, the Cardinals (13-0-2 overall, 3-0 Liberty League) have outscored opponents 102-7.

“By pushing ourselves and not giving up we are still honoring our goal of playing for God’s glory,” said SCCS senior Desirae Dodson of the Cardinals’ motivation when facing overmatched opponents. SCCS’ double digit win over AGBU was the fourth time the Cardinals have won a soccer match by at least that margin in 2013-14. “As long as we are just being genuine and encouraging to the players on the field. Not being poor sports, that’s all we know we can do.”

The Cardinals also know how to score goals, and on Wednesday SCCS freshman Chloe Edwards got the scoring started with a goal in the third minute to bring the score to 1-0.

Also scoring for the Cardinals in the first half were Lauren Gallagher, Maya Rauch, and Susannah Gwinn.

The Cardinals’ ability was not lost on AGBU goalkeeper Nazely Hartoonian, who did as much running on Wednesday as her midfielders.

“They’re a really good team. We were a little shorthanded so that didn’t make things easier,” Hartoonian said. “Still, it’s fun to challenge really good teams. We need to communicate more but we are trying.”

To begin the second half, Dodson found the back of the net on a dazzling freekick that was taken from midfield.

Scoring again for SCCS was Gwinn, who was joined by teammates Shelby Boswell and Gracie Gwinn (two goals).

SCCS will take on Yeshiva and Buckley next, but perhaps its most obvious test in the coming days will be the Archer School for Girls, who the Cardinals face next Thursday.

Along with SCCS, Archer has yet to surrender a goal in Liberty League play.

Cardinals head coach Matt Gale is careful but confident.

“I think if we play our game we’ll get the result we want,” Gale said.

It’s hard to disagree with the results so far.


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