Jenna Catalano and Erin Keating each added goals before the conclusion of the first half, with Emma Oines assisting on Keating’s goal. “Scoring six goals is going to boost us up a lot,” Cisneros said. “But we know we have Canyon coming up (Tuesday) and we have to keep building. “We have to keep going forward and not back down.”
West Ranch girls soccer already out to 3-0 lead over Highland on this goal from Morgan Gale, coming off a goal kick from Emilie Cisneros in the 19th minute. pic.twitter.com/0IyKmTFGH3— Ryan Posner (@ryanposner_) January 4, 2018
Realizing that Foothill League teams won’t run the offsides trap used by Highland (4-7), West Ranch focused on passing the ball around and getting its center-backs forward in the second half. That resulted in just one goal, which came from Danielle Lium in the 45th minute, but White was pleased to cover all the bases. MORE: Saugus girls soccer stays in a groove with win over Dos Pueblos “We kind of finessed both styles of play,” White said. “We had the direct method in the first half and we’re a little more patient later.” West Ranch (6-4) finished second in the Foothill League last season and notched its first-ever playoff win. With Saugus already beating Hart – winners of the Foothill League that last four seasons — in a penalty-kick shootout this season, White is prepared for the erratic nature of the league. “Man, one-through-six, our league is going to be so random,” White said. “I think Hart and Saugus are the two early favorites. Our league is going to be filled with a bunch of ties like it normally is and the top four spots will come down to the last few games.” The Wildcats open league play at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at Canyon.
Here was Jenna Catalano’s goal. Not a bad debut after being called up from the JV team for today’s game. pic.twitter.com/iCZu10IoyC— Ryan Posner (@ryanposner_) January 5, 2018