Eagles cruise by Galt, 6-0By: By Brett Ransford/Telegraph Correspondent
A lopsided victory put the Vista girls’ soccer team into prime position heading into the second half of league play.
Sophomore Janae Gonzalez netted a goal in each half, propelling the Eagles to a 6-0 decision against visiting Galt Tuesday night. Vista (3-0-2) travels to winless El Dorado (0-4) Thursday before three consecutive and pivotal matches against Cosumnes Oaks (3-0-2), River City (3-1-1) and Liberty Ranch (2-1-1).
The Eagles were comfortable against Galt and didn’t waste much time settling, as Chayney Mata assisted Gonzalez in the sixth minute. Vista rattled off nearly 20 shots in the half.
“We just came back from spring break so we knew it was going to be a little shaky,” said Gonzalez, who made her way through the Galt defense at will. She scored her second in the 63rd.
“Where we are right now we just have to win every game,” added Gonzalez. “We had two tough ties and we have to win. That’s just it.”
Cosumnes Oaks took Vista to a 1-1 draw and Liberty Ranch a 3-3 match.
Sierra Ciampa had one of the prettier goals of the night in the 22nd. She nearly scissor kicked her goal left-footed, but later left the game in the 40th after she was struck in the face by the ball twice.
Mata put in the first half’s third goal in the 31st. The Eagles entered the break up by three and scored their last three in nine minutes.
Briana Cranston finished a cross from freshman Macey Moen and Gonzalez in the 57th. Brittany Fox scored the final tally in the 66th, assisted by Keri Reinbolt.
Both goalkeepers each had one save against a harmless attack. Sarah Hollinghaus got the start. Shandy Nanomantube closed the second half.
Vista 7, Galt 0
Mary Meyer scored two goals in the first half, as Vista led 3-0 at the break on their way to a big win.
“We had a lot of chemistry today and worked really well together. We played how we’ve been practicing, so we worked really hard,” said Meyer.
Head Coach Chris Ciampa and the Eagles are 3-1-1. The second half of their league also starts next week.