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Hart Throws Out Don Lugo

Posted: February 17, 2008 2:04 a.m.
Updated: April 19, 2008 5:02 a.m.
 
Hart girls soccer team's offense was charged up Saturday as much on the field as off the field - if you want to consider out of bounds off the field.

The Indians' 3-0 win on their own field against Don Lugo of Chino in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs had a lot to do with sophomore Brittani Reddick.

Reddick had her hands on the ball on all three plays that led to Indians goals.

The final two gave the Indians (17-4-5) a ton of breathing room and allowed them to cruise into the second round where they will play Quartz Hill on Tuesday at a site to be determined by a coin flip.

"That was the one that killed us," said Don Lugo head coach Alberto Becerril of Reddick. "We don't have any height."
Reddick said it's her goal on throw-ins to find height.

But the Indians' first goal wasn't so much because of her throw-ins, it just started with her.

She fed forward Sarina Coutin, who then crossed a pass to Lindsay Mills.

Mills sent a through-ball to Aimee Page who then delivered it past Conqistadores goalkeeper Delaney Pacheco for a 1-0 Hart lead in the 16th minute.

In the second half, Hart maintained possession for most of the 40 minutes in Don Lugo territory.

The Indians struck again in the 56th minute as Reddick found the tall Namiko Uno in front of the net.

The high looping pass ricocheted off Uno's head and past second-half Don Lugo goalkeeper Janna Vizzni.

"It was Namiko's 18th birthday today and I wanted her to get a birthday goal," Reddick said. "I was looking for her the whole game."

Reddick, who said she gained strength from throwing a medicine ball a couple of years ago, was pinpoint with her passes that sailed some 30-plus yards and near the goalkeeper.

She had one more on-the-money pass in stoppage time that pinballed around the box until Allison Carivau put it away for the 3-0 lead.

Reddick said there was some self-doubt within the team earlier this season because the Indians weren't viewed as Foothill League favorites.

Luckily for them, though, it's a thing of the past and the midfielder said there has been a coming together of sorts.

Now the Indians face a Quartz Hill team that they tied 0-0 in the second game of the season.

"The ball hit every part of the post, every part of the goalie (in that game)," said Hart head coach Louis Romero. "It was a learning curve for us."

Maybe those are encouraging words for the Indians.

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