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December 24, 2008 > James Logan girls soccer splits two

James Logan girls soccer splits two

By Giovanni Albanese Jr.

James Logan High girls soccer had two league games last week - American on December 16; Mission San Jose on December 18 - and came away with a split.

The Lady Colts' first game of the week came against American on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Logan was minus some of its best players due to injuries or other reasons, leaving the team in a tough spot before the game even kicked off. However, the Lady Colts came out strong. They dominated play, according to Head Coach Tony Villasenor, out-shooting them for most of the half.

American countered Logan's efforts and put one in the back of the net off a corner kick. They tallied a second goal not too long after, pouncing on a loose ball inside the 18-yard box.

The second half was a stalemate, with neither team scoring on numerous opportunities. American won the contest, 2-0. Of the lack of goals, Coach Villasenor said, "We have the team, but I think that because of all the games we have already played, it has taken its toll on us."

Logan didn't play as if the excess of games was getting to them, physically. They went out against Mission San Jose on Thursday, Dec. 18, and played stingy defense, only allowing Mission to attempt four shots at goal.

Chrisalynn Garingan scored the lone goal, late in the first half. In the 35th minute, Garingan made an individual effort, and slid one by Mission's keeper, Allison Day (who had 11 saves for the game), to put the Lady Colts in front.

They would not relinquish the lead. Luisa Cardenas had four saves, and earned a shutout. Logan won, 1-0.

Now, for the Lady Colts of James Logan (1-2), is a much-needed respite from the game. They next take the field on December 30 versus Freedom.

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