Lady Rangers upset Division
I Camarillo in nonleague contest
by Misty Volaski
As one of the many valley sports teams finishing first place
in league, the Lady Ranger soccer squad is ready to move on to
Anyone who's ever seen a Nordhoff game knows that the girls are
a powerful force on the field, and Tuesday's game against Camarillo
was no different.
The Lady Rangers handed the Division 1 school a 1-0 loss; and
though the non-eague game won't affect the Scorpions' record,
beating them certainly brightened the Rangers' outlook on the
Though Nordhoff won, "It was a great game by both squads,"
Coach Pete Christl said. Each team had about 14 shots on goal.
The only goal came off sophomore Monica Kenton, who worked her
way through three Camarillo defenders to slide the ball into
the back of the net. Also contributing to the win were captains
Alicia Cattoni at sweeper and Ally Taylor in the midfield.
"Ally was, on a consistent basis, able to create a counter
attack" that kept the Scorpions out of Ranger territory,
Christl commented. "And Ana Levin at striker was able to
apply constant pressure with her hustle. She made penetrating
runs to create opportunities for the rest of the team."
The Rangers made a bigger win last week, manhandling Santa Clara
once again, 11-0. Because of Nordhoff's last win against the
Saints, 12-0, coach Christl and the varsity squad invited some
of Nordhoff's finest junior varsity team members to play in the
J.V. players Lauren Lansing and Amy Cresto each had one goal
while teammate Sam Perry had two. Varsity players Kenton Adi
Miller and Kelsey Gartrell had five goals between them, easily
dribbling around the Saints.
As Frontier League champs for the fourth year in a row, the Lady
Rangers are now 17-5-2 overall and went 7-0-0 in league play.
© 2002 The Ojai Valley News
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