Varsity Girls Soccer

Castilleja 4, Mercy-Burlingame 1

Date of competition: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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The Castilleja soccer team opened its West Bay Athletic League (Foothill Division) season with a solid 4-1 victory over visiting Mercy-Burlingame at the Mayfield Soccer Complex on Tuesday. The Gators (1-0, 4-2) took the lead in the 12th minute when Emily Mosbacher carried the ball from midfield, and calmly slotted it low right past the goalkeeper. In the 15th minute, Emily Colvin sent a beautiful cross to Mosbacher, who flicked it to Martha Harding for the finish and a 2-0 lead. Mercy's Julia Landholt placed a perfect free kick in the 22nd minute for Mercy's only goal.

Castilleja took a 2-1 lead into the second half before Colvin's corner kick in the 47th minute was played out of the air by Mosbacher and into the lower left corner for a 3-1 match. In the 63rd minute, Colvin sent a laser from just outside the 18-yard marker to the upper right corner to give the Gators’ their final tally.

posted by Palo Alto Online on Jan 12, 2010 at 8:35 pm

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