Vista soccer teams roll over Sacramento, Capital Christian

By: Matt Long, Sports Editor
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Vista’s varsity boys’ soccer team had no problem getting over its 2-1 loss to Folsom in the Crosstown Cup.

Playing the weaker teams in the Capital Athletic League last week, Vista outscored Sacramento and Capital Christian, 13-1, in picking up two easy wins; 7-0 against the Dragons on Jan. 15, and 6-1 over the Cougars last Thursday.

Vista, 6-1 in league, sits in second place behind Rio Americano, who is undefeated with a 7-0 record.

“It’s hard to tell how we played because we weren’t playing the caliber of teams we’re going to need to beat to win the league,” Vista coach Doug Lewin said. “We are doing some things better, though. The question will be how those things will translate when we play the tougher teams.”

Lewin changed the team’s formation after the loss to Folsom, as he wasn’t seeing his forwards getting the touches they needed, as well as a lack of contribution from the back line. Thirteen goals last week was a step in the right direction toward the production he’s looking for.

In the win over Capital Christian, Kameron Kascht scored four goals between the game’s first and last goals, scored by Cole Porter and Arman Salimi, respectively. In the win over Sacramento, Porter scored three goals, while Clayton Matthews scored twice, and Kascht and Nick Woolensack also found the back of the net.

“Guys were playing in their positions and filling lanes and we were attacking more,” Lewin said. “Our forwards were getting their touches and our seven and 11’s were scoring goals and that’s what they’re supposed to be doing.”

Things will get a little tougher this week, as the Eagles play host to El Camino (2-5) on Tuesday before traveling to Del Campo (2-3-1) on Thursday. A showdown at home against Rio Americano looms Jan. 29. Vista has already beaten El Camino, 3-1, in their first meeting, while also coming away with a 6-0 win over Del Campo. In their first meeting against Rio Americano, Vista lost 3-1.


Vista girls

Vista’s varsity girls’ soccer team also had an easy week last week with big wins over Sacramento (9-0) and Capital Christian (6-0).

Vista is currently leading the Capital Athletic League with a 6-0-1 record, followed closely by Rio Americano (6-1-0) and Christian Brothers (5-1-1).

Jocelyn Balinsat and Ally Boldt each had two goals in the win over Sacramento, while Jessica Brossart, Laine Godwin, Caroline Guthrie, Megan Ormson and Anabelle Conneely also scored. In the win over Capital Christian, Ormson scored three times with Brossart, Katie Edlund and Halli Stewart-Heckler also finding the back of the net.

Vista plays at El Camino on Tuesday, and plays host to Del Campo on Thursday. The Eagles square off against Rio Americano on Jan. 29 at Del Campo High School.