SPHS Girls Soccer Can Exhale As They Get Their First Victory

After numerous close defeats against top-notch programs, the San Pedro High girls soccer team can finally exhale.

The Pirates would overwhelm visiting Chatsworth, an old CIF-Los Angeles City Section adversary, with a dominant second half, cruising to a 4-0 victory, their first of the 2013-2014 season, in a Pirate Cup Tournament pool play game. San Pedro hadn't faced the Chancellors since losing 3-0 in the 2009 City Section Division I semifinals.

San Pedro (1-7-1 overall) would lose the final Pirate Cup Tournament game, 1-0 to rival Narbonne of Harbor City off a penalty kick early in the first half later in the day, but that won't take the luster off the Pirates' shine of finally getting over the hump, which is vital for a young team still trying to find its rhythm.

Chatsworth (0-6) only managed four shots, which were all saved by San Pedro sophomore goalie Taylor Miller, who has seemingly been on a roll lately.

Early in the first half, sophomore midfielder Brianna Bacich would score off junior defender Kirsten Bauman's free kick but the goal was disallowed due to freshman forward Maddy Luna being offsides, and the Pirates were offsides on six other occasions, but even that wasn't enough to hinder San Pedro's resolve and determination, as they out-shot Chatsworth, 17-4 for the entire game.

Senior forward Jenny Rivera would finally break the ice for San Pedro by scoring two quick breakaway goals in the second half, Bacich would finally be vindicated with a rainbow shot for the third goal, and senior forward Julia Fuentes would also score for a team that had only scored two goals in their first seven games.

Five 1-0 losses this season to the likes of Narbonne, Bishop Montgomery of Torrance, Cleveland of Reseda, Morningside of Inglewood and Birmingham of Lake Balboa could have very easily been victories if San Pedro wasn't saddled with injuries that have befallen the likes of senior midfielder Katie Sullivan, a Mary Star transfer, sophomore midfielder Heather Carlton and most recently, sophomore midfielder Ashley Lopez.

Bauman, sophomore defenders Paige Kielbasa and Gabriella Ma, along with junior defender Cera Villegas were all stout defensively for San Pedro in keeping the Chancellors off the scoreboard.

San Pedro continues its season on Monday, January 13 with an intersectional showdown at Palos Verdes.

Meanwhile, Port Of Los Angeles High girls soccer split their final two games of the Pirate Cup at the Olguin Campus, losing 1-0 to Archer of Los Angeles, then following it up with a 1-0 victory over Collins Family of Huntington Park to place third in the Division II pool behind Paramount and Artesia of Lakewood.

Freshman midfielder Taylor Razevich-Temblador scored midway through the second half against Collins Family, while goalies Nicole Sierra and Emily Haugen combined for the shutout, improving POLA's record to 5-3-4 overall as they will continue their season on Tuesday, January 14 against Diego Rivera of Los Angeles on the road in their Crosstown League opener.

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