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Folsom girls' soccer seeks first SFL win Friday against Granite Bay

By: Matt Long, Sports Editor
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Folsom High’s varsity girls’ soccer team enters Friday’s home game against Granite Bay with an undefeated 4-0-3 record.

The Bulldogs, however, will be looking for their first Sierra Foothill League win when they host the defending league champs at 6 p.m., as they could manage only ties in their first two games against Rocklin, 0-0, on Jan. 4 and Wednesday night against Whitney, 1-1.

“I tell the team we’re still undefeated, which is a good thing, but it’s still frustrating to have tied our first two games,” Folsom coach Rick Carrigan said. “I don’t feel we deserved to lose those games, but at the same time it’s disappointing to not have won them.”

With one goal in two games, scoring goals has proven difficult. Kaylee Gillespee scored the only goal against Whitney. While the team is playing better with each game, according Carrigan, the team is still sorting out the attacking third of the field.

“We getting into more of rhythm,” Carrigan said. “We weren’t dangerous against Rocklin, but had a few more chances against Whitney. We’re getting better in that area.”

Carrigan is hoping for some wins in the future. After playing Granite Bay (1-1 in league, 4-1-2 overall) Friday, the Bulldogs play at Del Oro Wednesday and at home against Oak Ridge Jan. 18.

“We’ve got eight more league games,” Carrigan said. “Sooner or later, if we keep doing things the right way, things will work out and goals will start going into the back of the net.”