Despite missing Josilyn Daggs, Kianha Pimental and Aaran Rumbaugh, Carson High rolled to an easy 4-0 victory over Wooster Tuesday night in a Sierra League girls soccer match.
Carson improved to 5-1 heading into Saturday's showdown at Bishop Manogue at 11 a.m.
Daggs actually started, but came out within the first couple of minutes. Rumbaugh has been having ankle problems, and her status for Saturday is uncertain. Pimental got kicked in Carson's last game and it's not known if she will play Saturday.
"Josilyn has a pulled groin, but with a couple of days rest we're hoping she should be good for Saturday," Carson coach Randy Roser said. "With Aaran, we're taking it a day at a time. She could have played, but we want to get that ankle as strong as we can before she plays again."
Carson obviously didn't need any of the trio in subduing an improved Wooster team. Carson peppered the goal with 19 shots and had several good runs which didn't end in a shot being attempted. It was a much better effort than Carson put forth against North Valleys.
"We moved the ball so well tonight," Roser said. "Against North Valleys we were totally disconnected."
Ninety seconds into the match Michelle Sandage missed on a header, but 42 seconds later Kaityln Holmes beat Linda Stevenson to score the game's first goal.
With 34:05 left, Sandage sent a hard shot at Stevenson, who made an easy save, and Holmes was wide two minutes later.
Sandage, who moved from defense to midfield this year, put one over the keeper's head from about 20 yards to make it 2-0 in the 13th minute.
In the 24th minute, Holmes was pulled down in the box, and Kenzie Tillitt converted the penalty kick for a 3-0 lead. Two minutes later, Torres took a nice pass from Tillitt and beat Stevenson for a 4-0 advantage.
Carson had eight shots on goal in the second half, but failed to score. Wooster's Gabrielle Mudd got a shot on goal in the 56th minute, Wooster's first of the game. The Colts had just two shots on goal.
"I told them at the half I wasn't worried about scoring any more goals," Roser said. "I wanted them to work at getting in the right places."
Sandage, who played quite a bit as a sophomore, likes where the Senators are headed.
"I think we're doing good," she said. "I think we've improved since the start of the season. Wooster has improved a lot. I expect a tough game against Manogue."