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.

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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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