Desert Christian goes 3-1 at the Show Low Girls Soccer Invitationalby Andy Morales on Sep. 09, 2013, under Sports
Show Low Girls Soccer Invitational
Desert Christian 8-0 over Payson
Sophomore Sarah Butler got Desert Christian’s first hat trick of the season with her fifth goal of the season coming in the 40th minute. Freshman Kamryn Padilla scored twice, with Isabel Lane, Stephanie Smith, and senior captain Jenna Cray each adding a goal.
The win improved Desert Christian’s record to 3-0.
Round Valley 2–1 over Desert Christian
Playing for third place for the first time in their sixth Show Low tournament, the 3-0 Eagles were matched up against Round Valley again after beating the Elks 2-1 in pool play.
“Desert Christian starting the game with five freshman and two sophomores and looked more like a JV team,” said head coach Mark Harting. “But for this weekend they showed why they play varsity.”
Desert Christian out-shot the Elks 10-7 and, for the second straight day, fell behind the Elks early in the first half. “Senior keeper Lexi Rorrer kept us in the game with an outstanding save in the 22nd minute when she came out of the goal and made a sliding hand save on an Elk breakaway,” added Harting.
In the 34th minute, Cray put back a loose ball from her corner kick, lofting it from just inside the 18 over the outstretched arms of the Elk goal keeper, senior Marrissa LaRue.
The Eagles gave up a goal in the 51st minute and were unable to comeback this time. The Eagles finished 3–1, taking fourth place out of 12 teams.
From news release.