Varsity Girls Soccer

Priory 4, Sacred Heart Prep 0

Date of competition: Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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The drama continues in the West Bay Athletic League (Foothill Division) girls’ soccer race following Priory’s 4-0 upset of first-place Sacred Heart Prep on Tuesday in Portola Valley. The somewhat shocking result prevented the Gators (6-1, 11-4-2), the defending Central Coast Section Division III champions, from moving closer to clinching their second-straight division crown while the Panthers (4-1-2, 6-5-6) remained mathematically alive in the chase for first along with Menlo.

Muddy, sloppy field conditions nearly prevented the match from behind held, but Sacred Heart Prep coach Jake Moffat went ahead despite less than desirable conditions. When Priory took a 1-0 lead with about 14:50 left in the opening half on what appeared to be a goal by senior Massiel Castellanos, the pressure was on SHP.

Castellanos made the Gators’ task more difficult when she scored again with 11:47 left in the first half after maneuvering around the defense and pounding a shot into the upper right corner of the net for a 2-0 halftime lead. With 24 minutes left in the match, Priory put the decision out of reach when Castellanos made a run down the left side and crossed it to sophomore Alyson Perna, who beat her defender to the ball and somehow found the back of the net for a 3-0 lead. With the match in injury time, Priory senior Adriana Cortes lofted a free kick from about 30 yards out and into the upper right corner of the net past a leaping SHP keeper Chris Sours, who tumbled into the cage with the ball as the Panthers grabbed an insurmountable 4-0 lead on the cloudy day.

With 18 points, Sacred Heart Prep needs to win two more matches to wrap up the division crown. The Gators will visit Menlo on Thursday with hopes of moving to within a victory of clinching.

posted by Keith Peters on Feb 2, 2010 at 9:14 pm

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Priory's Alyson Perna (left) makes a defensive play on KK Lane of Sacred Heart Prep during Priory's important 4-0 victory over the first-place Gators on Tuesday. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

Sacred Heart Prep's Christie Byrne (15) battles with Priory's Adriana Cortes (10) during Priory's big 4-0 triumph on Tuesday, handing SHP its first league loss. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

Priory senior Massiel Castellanos (9) scored two goals despite the defense of SHP's Nicole Quilliam (14) and her teammates during Priory's 4-0 victory on Tuesday.

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