Youth is served in CHS victory
Carson High’s girls soccer fans got a great glimpse of the future Tuesday night.
Freshman Isabella Wakeling and sophomore Galilea Cid scored a goal apiece to lead the Senators to a tough 2-1 win over Bishop Manogue in a Sierra League match.
The win upped Carson’s record to 6-1-2 entering Friday’s 3 p.m. showdown against undefeated Douglas.
This wasn’t an easy one despite the fact Manogue came in with a losing record. Both of Carson’s goals came in the final seven minutes of the first half, and coach Greg Lehman didn’t believe his team was looking ahead to the Tigers.
“Manogue is a fast team,” Lehman said. “They run real well.
“Galilea has been training real well. She has been playing really well. Was nice to see her get that goal. It was good to see Isabella score. It was good to see her get that first goal. I thought she was going to get a second one.”
Wakeling gave Carson an early 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute when she beat Manogue goalie Ramneek Dhami. The score came off Lindsey Hettrick’s corner kick.
“Karla (Reyes) went in for the volley and the ball deflected off one of our players and I knocked it in,” Wakeling said.
Five minutes later, Cid scored to make it 2-0. The ball was bouncing loose in the penalty box and Cid kicked both Dhami and the ball. Dhami crumpled to the ground, and appeared to have suffered a concussion. She came out of the game right after the score.
“I played with Ramneek (in club),” Cid said. “I think my knee hit her head before I scored.”
The second half was a much different game. The Miners came out aggressively attacking the Carson defense, which played without Bailie Zuber (concussion). Zuber is expected to return for the Douglas game. Manogue outshot Carson 6-4 in the final 40 minutes.
Erin Brosnan made it 2-1 in the 62nd minute when she converted a direct free kick, beating Kim Reyes with a shot to the upper right-hand corner of the net.
Wakeling had another good opportunity, but missed wide right.
Now comes the undefeated Tigers.
“It’s going to be a good game,” Cid said.
“It’s going to be really intense, at least that’s what the girls are telling me,” Wakeling said. “We’re going to be really focused.”
Wakeling has enjoyed her stint on the varsity. She’s the only freshman on the squad.
“It’s been lots of fun playing with older girls,” Wakeling said. “They push you to do your best.”
JV: Carson rolled to a 5-2 win over the Miners thanks to four goals by Mallory Otto and one by twin sister, Molly. Molly Otto was credited with the goal, which was actually an own goal, but she was the closest CHS player to the play. Carson will play Douglas immediately following Friday’s varsity game on Douglas’ grass field.