Percival slides in Thacher
by Misty Volaski
One would think an undefeated team such as Oakwood would sound
intimidating to a young Thacher girls' varsity soccer crew -
especially one that beat them before, 5-1. However, the Lady
Toads were undaunted and hungry for some rarely seen CIF playoff
The first half was scoreless, neither team coming close to the
opposing goal. But Oakwood was in Thacher territory for the majority
of the game, and it looked as though Thacher would lose in overtime.
With mintues left on the clock, a perfectly executed cross from
Thacher's Brooke Toeller allowed striker Kelly Percival to boot
the ball into the back of the net for a Toad win, 1-0.
"They played very inspired, physical, intense soccer,"
coach Fred Coleman enthused. "We had a lot of nice counterattacks."
© 2002 The Ojai Valley News
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