West Ranch girls soccer positive after playoff loss

By Mason Nesbitt

Last update: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

West Ranch High girls soccer’s playoff run ended earlier than the Wildcats wanted it to for the fourth straight year.

But this one, a 3-0 loss on the road to Temecula Valley on Tuesday, felt different.

“(After the game), it was more of a reflection on the positives of the year and the history they made as a team,” said coach Jared White.

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The Wildcats (12-5-6) won a playoff game for the first time in program history last week, escaping Agoura High, 1-0, at home.

Tuesday’s 119-mile trek to Temecula didn’t go as well. The Golden Bears (22-3-2) surely made the day seem longer, scoring off three set pieces, two in the first half.

Temecula Valley scored off a free kick in the 20th minute, then came through on two long throw-ins.

Still, White said West Ranch has a lot to be proud of.

“Everybody is going to be sad for the seniors whose careers are over,” he said. “But I think having won that playoff game and making history was a big relief off their shoulders.”

Next season, West Ranch will return freshman goalkeeper Allison Jacobs, junior center back Emilie Cisneros and junior center midfielder Perla Lorenzo.

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West Ranch girls soccer positive after playoff loss

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West Ranch High girls soccer’s playoff run ended earlier than the Wildcats wanted it to for the fourth straight year.

But this one, a 3-0 loss on the road to Temecula Valley on Tuesday, felt different.

“(After the game), it was more of a reflection on the positives of the year and the history they made as a team,” said coach Jared White.

MORE: Hart girls soccer beats Upland in overtime

The Wildcats (12-5-6) won a playoff game for the first time in program history last week, escaping Agoura High, 1-0, at home.

Tuesday’s 119-mile trek to Temecula didn’t go as well. The Golden Bears (22-3-2) surely made the day seem longer, scoring off three set pieces, two in the first half.

Temecula Valley scored off a free kick in the 20th minute, then came through on two long throw-ins.

Still, White said West Ranch has a lot to be proud of.

“Everybody is going to be sad for the seniors whose careers are over,” he said. “But I think having won that playoff game and making history was a big relief off their shoulders.”

Next season, West Ranch will return freshman goalkeeper Allison Jacobs, junior center back Emilie Cisneros and junior center midfielder Perla Lorenzo.

Mason Nesbitt

Mason Nesbitt

Mason Nesbitt is The Santa Clarita Valley Signal's Sports Editor.