Obray leads Placer past Mesa Verde

By: Journal Sports Staff
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Emma Obray scored and had two assists to break a scoreless halftime tie and lead the Placer High girls soccer team to a 5-0 win over Mesa Verde in Citrus Heights Monday. Obray scored five minutes into the second half and assisted two late goals as the Hillgals improved to 7-8-2 overall and 5-5-1 in the Pioneer Valley League. Celeste Havener, Stephanie Bonitata, Laurel Odom and Taylor Rick scored goals. Odom and Rosie Havener had assists. Goalkeeper Aubrey Furlong made four saves in 65 minutes. Lizzie Phillips made two saves in the final 25 minutes. Placer, which finished with 23 shots on goal, travels to Nevada Union for a nonleague game Wednesday before wrapping up the PVL season Friday night against Lincoln under the lights at Le Febvre Stadium. Youth soccer players who wear their jerseys will be admitted free. Colfax 3, Bear River 1 at Lake of the Pines — The Falcons jumped on the resilient Bruins early to take a 3-0 halftime lead and held on for the final 45 minutes. Adrienne Van Auker scored two minutes into the game. Chanel Filteau followed with a goal into the upper left corner from 18 yards out and Piper Lofrano’s penalty kick gave Colfax its advantage at the break. Bear River scored on a corner kick with 15 minutes remaining. The Falcons (13-3-4, 8-1-1 PVL) travel to Whitney Wednesday at 7 p.m. to decide the league champion. Colfax leads the Wildcats by half a game. Forest Lake Christian 12, Woodland Christian 0 at Lake of the Pines — Nine players scored as the Falcons improved to 16-1 overall and 11-0 in the Central Valley Christian League. Jenya Albrecht had two goals and two assists, while Bethany Derenne and Kacie McGeary also scored twice. Katelyn Seitz, Lindsey Engbrecht, Christa Weisman, Megan Geoghegan, Lia Hegarty and Dana Ormiston each added goals. Engbrecht had three assists, Katelyn Seitz finished with two and Derenne, Geoghegan, Hegarty and Weisman also assisted goals as Forest Lake won its 16th straight since a 3-0 loss to Nevada Union in its season opener Feb. 24. Goalkeeper Morghan Pomeroy, who has allowed only one goal against CVCL opponents, made three saves for the Falcons. Forest Lake, which took 22 shots on goal, will wrap up the regular season Thursday at Vacaville Christian. Golden Sierra 3, Highlands 0 at North Highlands — MacKenzi Gleason scored all three goals and Jaimey Danielson McKeague had two assists as the Grizzlies, who won their fifth straight to improve to 14-3-2 overall and 9-0-1 in the Golden Empire League. Goalkeeper Kayla Anderson recorded her fifth consecutive shutout since a 3-0 nonleague loss to El Dorado earlier this month. Golden Sierra closes out the GEL season at Marysville next Monday.