Carson High's Madison Rabideau dribbles past a Damonte Ranch defender Tuesday night. The Mustangs left Carson with a 2-0 win.
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After a 2-0 loss to Damonte Ranch Tuesday night, the Carson High girls’ soccer team admitted they came out a little flat.
With both teams in search of their first wins in the shortened spring season, it was the Mustangs who pushed the tempo early.
“If we had started off a lot faster and quicker and how we usually play we would have been better, but we were not here,” said senior captain Marissa Perez-Morris. “It showed on the field today.”
Senator keeper Breanna Ailes pushed a save over the top of the frame in the 17th minute to keep the contest scoreless, but it was Damonte Ranch that went on to strike first.
Carson had a corner kick in the 22nd minute, but a loose ball was knocked out of bounds wide of net.
In the 29th minute, it was the Mustangs’ turn to loft a corner kick into the box, which trickled around and found its way into the side of the Senator net.
Carson had its chances as the opening half wore down, including a corner kick in the final moments that nearly put the Senators on the board.
From the far sideline, Gracie Walt whipped a ball into the middle of the box.
Yisenia Sencion cut from the back post and was able to put her right foot into a low shot, but it was turned aside by a Mustang defender on the back line.
“I just feel like we had tons of opportunities, but none we could capitalize on,” said senior Maidson Rabideau.
In the second half, Carson’s Natalyn Wakeling put together another near chance in the 49th minute.
Wakeling ran outside of her final defender and battled for space before pushing a shot just wide of the near post.
Rabideau had a shot on goal from about 20 yards out in the 62nd minute that Damonte Ranch was able to save.
A breakaway goal from Damonte’s Bryanna Monsegue in the 75th minute was the final insurance tally needed for the Mustangs to secure the victory.
UP NEXT: Carson (0-4-2) finishes the shortened spring season with two home games against McQueen (3-1) and Reno (1-2-1).
“When we come out really quickly and excited to play, it shows,” said Perez-Morris.