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October 12, 2010 > 93-MVU-Girls-Black remain in first

93-MVU-Girls-Black remain in first

Submitted By June Heaton

Photo submitted by John Heaton

Mission Valley United's (MVU) 93-Girls-Black soccer team played its sixth game of the fall season, beating the Napa Valley Elite by a score of 2-1 on Saturday, Oct. 9, at Central Park in Fremont.

MVU got ahead at the half when Katie Lovejoy sailed a shot over the goalie's head and into the far corner of the net. MVU's defense, led by goal keeper Jessica Espinosa, along with Sarah Wong, Mia Moya, Sarah Hardin, Kelly Castongia, Priscilla Rodriguez and Waing Noe, continued to clear the ball and stop Napa from returning the favor.

The second goal came when Melissa Heaton took advantage of a cross from Noe and sent the ball into the back of the box. Starting the second half, midfielders Annie Shi, Emily Antoku, Lesly Correa, Amanda Santillan, Athena Moguel and Kelsey McLaurin kept the ball in Napa's half of the field for plenty of shots on goal and crosses to strikers Heaton, Lovejoy and Kayla Clark. But Napa's goalie was on her game to fend off the would-be goals.

In the last minute of the game, Napa found an opening and ran the ball down the field for a goal to negate a shutout. The win keeps 93-MVU-Girls-Black in first place in the new California Youth Soccer Association's league, Bay & Coast Division, Silver Elite

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