Varsity Girls Soccer

Priory 4, Castilleja 3

Date of competition: Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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The Priory girls' soccer team kept its hopes alive for a possible title in the West Bay Athletic League (Foothill Division) by holding off Castilleja, 4-3, on Tuesday at the Mayfield Soccer Complex. The Panthers (5-1-2, 10-3-4) got the winning goal in the second half when sophomore Mariana Galvan took a pass from Darrah Shields and finished in the 51st minute.

Shields scored in the eighth minute off an assist from Galvan, who last week was at a U-18 national team training camp in Florida. In the 14th minute, dribbled past four defenders and pushed a shot under the Castilleja keeper for a 2-0 lead. The Gators battled back with a pair of goals before Priory's Eugenia Jernick scored in the 32nd minute off a perfectly lofted pass from Shields, who now has nine assists on the season.

Backup keeper Stephanie Brugger held on for the victory and recorded eight saves in place of starter Liz Oliphant, who suffered an injury against King's Academy on Jan. 27, but is expected to be in goal Thursday against Sacred Heart Prep.

posted by Palo Alto Online on Feb 9, 2011 at 12:47 pm

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