Following a 6-1 win over Orcutt Academy on Thursda, Jan. 10 — a bitterly cold and blustery day that was better suited for an Arctic explorer — the Lady Broncos soccer squad had a record of 5-6-1 — coincidentally, the same exact record as the boys varsity soccer team.
Leading the way for Coast Union in that victory was the Lady Broncos’ leading scorer, junior Cristina Plasencia, with three goals. Morgan May, Amy Avina and Karla Soto each chipped in with one goal and Remy Corbet contributed two assists. Soto, Maritza Cortez, and Itzel Saavedra each had an assist as well.
Coming into this week’s game against Templeton, Plasencia had seven goals and two assists for a total of 16 points. Sophomore Corbet had 10 points on two goals and six assists and Morgan May had eight points on four goals. Amy Avina had two goals and an assist and Madison May contributed a goal and two assists for four points.
Head coach Tamara Corbet is pleased with the passing and attacking she sees during games and, moreover, says “they’re working hard in practices with good attitudes,” which translates into good play.
Corbet wants the team to be on time (3:30) for every after-school practice, and uses that as a motivational tool. When they are all present on time, “they get to leave at five,” she explains.
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Junior Plasencia led the way again Tuesday, Jan. 15, scoring two goals and getting two assists in Coast Union’s 4-1 win over Templeton. Soto added a goal and Gabby Bucio had six saves in goal.
The Broncos host Mission Prep at 4 p.m. today, Jan. 17.