Danville Express

Sports - January 26, 2007

Monte Vista Girls' header gives 'stangs edge over San Ramon Valley

Boys soccer ties at 2-2 in crosstown rivalry match

by Rachel McMurdie

A header by Courtney Jones in the 72nd minute of play gave the Monte Vista girls a 1-0 win over hometown rivals San Ramon Valley on Thursday last week. It was San Ramon Valley's first league loss.

Tied 0-0 at the half, the Mustangs (9-3-5, 3-1-2 EBAL) fended off first-place Wolves (10-3-2, 4-1-1 EBAL), who controlled the ball early in the second half. San Ramon Valley's Grace Leer made a break for the Mustang goal at the 60th minute but was met by Mustang's Jen Buich, who gained control and cleared the ball to midfield.

The Mustang goal came shortly after. Monte Vista Midfielder Katelyn Mogannam chipped the ball to Jones, who headed past San Ramon Valley defenders.

San Ramon Valley attacked the goal a few more times but was unable to deliver.

The teams will face each other again Feb. 9 in their last regular league game of the season.

Boys soccer

San Ramon Valley boys answered Monte Vista's back-to-back goals to tie the league soccer match, Thursday, Jan. 11. The Wolves (12-3-2, 2-2-2 EBAL) opened the 2-2 game at San Ramon Valley with a quick score by Brett Harada, assisted by Antone Ugarte, in the first minute. It was the only score of the first half. Then the Mustangs (12-0-5, 3-0-3 EBAL) lead an offensive charge down the field.

In minute 53, Morgan Oliver-Allen drove in a goal, assisted by Andre Cuadra, to tie the game. Four minutes later, David Miller-Hershon scored an unassisted goal for the Mustangs to take the lead.

San Ramon Valley's Ugarte answered, scoring off an assist by Tyler Bell in the 65th minute of play. San Ramon Valley's keeper Tommy Comer recorded five saves. Monte Vista's keeper Zack Lynch recorded six.

E-mail photos to Editor@DanvilleWeekly.com.


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