Weston Ranch’s girls soccer team played its first match in nearly three weeks Monday and the rust was evident in the 4-2 Valley Oak League loss to visiting Central Catholic.
“You can tell the players were a little winded,” Weston Ranch coach Gabe Padilla said, adding that a few are still on vacation for winter break. “We had good energy in spots, but we need to put it together for a full game.”
Alexa Diaz gave the Cougars (0-2 VOL, 0-8-2 overall) a lift early on with a goal in the ninth minute. Jassmine Ruelas came up with the assist.
Central Catholic (1-2, 3-3-2) answered with four unanswered goals, there coming early in the second half. Paulina Cortes’ unassisted goal capped the final score. Kehura Ellerbe and Evelyn Soria split time at goal for the Cougars, finishing with two and five saves, respectively. They’ll next host Kimball on Wednesday.
Weston Ranch 7, Central Catholic 0
The Cougars dominated, outshooting Central Catholic, 50-1.
Samantha Hernandez accounted for four of the goals, while Erika Landin had three. Goalies Janet Navarro and Venessa Lutz combined for the shutout.