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Ripon, Hughson settle for tie

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Ripon, Hughson settle for tie

Ripon’s Jessica Carmona, right, and Morgan Ellers of Hughson battle for the ball in a 1-1 tie on Wednesday at Stouffer Field.


POSTED April 10, 2014 12:42 a.m.

RIPON — Sometimes the wind blows your way and sometimes it does not.

It blew the right way for Ripon in the first half Wednesday but not the second as the Indians did not get a shot off over the final 40 minutes and battled to a 1-1 tie with visiting Hughson in Trans-Valley League soccer action at Stouffer Field.

 “The wind was a big difference between the first and second half,” Indians coach Jamie DeBruyn said. “It wasn’t a strong wind but it was blowing from one end to the other. We had the wind at our back the first half and the ball was sailing a little bit better. It would have been nice to put another one in.

“They had the wind the second half and really shoved it down and jammed it into our defensive zone.”

Ripon (3-1-4 TVL, 6-2-5 overall) got on the board first when Morgan Carrico arced a 40-yard direct kick over the Huskies goalie for a 1-0 lead in the game’s 23rd minute.

“I have only scored two times in my four years of high school,” Carrico said. “And this was one of them.”

Hughson (3-1-3, 4-2-3) answered with seven minutes left in the first half on a header by Jenna Silva off of a corner kick by Monica Negrete.

“I owe the girls a pizza now,” Huskies coach Jose Ramos said. “I told the girls that every header we score I would get them a pizza and they are really excited.”

Indians goalie Amanda Evans had a busy second half, making six of her nine saves.

 “It was rough,” Evans said. “We had really good defense back there but it was kind of tough with our offense.”

Ripon entered the game one point ahead of Hughson and Orestimba with the three teams battling for the final two playoff slots.


Ripon 8, Hughson 0

Alex Van Der Maaten and Alaina Cornilsen each scored two goals for the Indians. Bailey Joachin, Elena Ruiz, Reyna Gamboa and Kendra Yanak rounded out the Ripon attack with a goal apiece.

Courtney Luis and Alex Bair combined for a nine-save shutout with Luis making seven stops and Bair two. 

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