Girls’ soccer roundup: Moorpark wins, gets shot at Hart

first_imgAfter suffering a left knee injury in the Musketeers’ Southern Section Div. II opening-round playoff loss last season at Hart, Paletta desired a second chance to knock off the two-time Foothill League champion. The junior produced a goal and two assists in a 3-1 wild-card victory at Quartz Hill to set up a rematch in Friday’s first round at the second-seeded Indians (22-3-1). “Just to be able to go back out there and prove them wrong is something I’ve been looking forward to,” said Paletta, who was sidelined the final 15 minutes of last year’s 3-1loss. “Some of the stuff they said last year was unnecessary and we’ve been waiting for the opportunity to play them again.” After surrendering an early penalty kick by Alexa Hale following a handball call in the box, Moorpark coach Frank Paletta switched his formation to move Kaitlin Paletta, normally the team’s sweeper, into the midfield. The Cal-bound standout responded by scoring the tying goal just before halftime and assisting on goals by Ariana Martinez and Stephanie Betancourt early in the second half. “When I put her up front, that made the difference,” Frank Paletta said. “It took us almost a half to figure them out, but I think we were just too fast for them.” Kaitlin Paletta has waited an entire year to return to the soccer field at Hart High of Newhall. On Wednesday, she made sure the Moorpark girls’ soccer team would secure another trip. center_img Kaitlin Paletta was sidelined part of the season with a right hamstring injury, but her return has helped Moorpark (7-4-8) go unbeaten in five straight games entering Friday’s contest. “It makes it a little more fun (playing offense),” Paletta said. “And somehow every time we do it, it works. We believe in each other more this year and as long as we continue to believe, we can do anything.” Paletta’s effort might have brought an unceremonious end to the coaching career of Quartz Hill’s Maury Cauchon, who has led the Rebels (13-7-2) to 10 Golden League titles. “It depends on a lot of things, but I don’t want to say one way or another because I still have the softball season,” Cauchon said. “I’m disappointed we couldn’t win at home, but they were a tough team and they had a lot more depth than we did.” Westlake 3, Pasadena 1: Kylie McDonald, who has signed with Pepperdine, scored twice and Bridget Berman added a goal and an assist for host Westlake (10-2-8), which plays Friday at Highland of Palmdale (12-4-7) following their Div. II wild-card victory over the Bulldogs (11-5-3). DIVISION IV Flintridge Prep 2, Righetti 1 (2 OT): Michelle Bigony converted a corner kick in the 95th minute for host Flintridge Prep of La Canada Flintridge (12-9-3) in a wild-card victory at Glendale Sports Complex. Lauren Von Der Ahe tied the score with 15 minutes left in regulation for the Rebels, who rallied after Righetti of Santa Maria (11-11-3) scored in the first 10 minutes. DIVISION V Oaks Christian 1, Crossroads 0: Freshman Lauren Lindstrom scored the winning goal for the second consecutive game for Oaks Christian of Westlake Village (12-6-1), which prevailed in the wild-card match at Crossroads of Santa Monica (8-11-1). Lindstrom completed a three-shot sequence , which began with Hannah MacKechnie, for the Lions, who will play Friday at fourth-seeded Brentwood (14-3-2). Noe Salter had three saves en route to her 10th shutout for Oaks Christian, which improved to 18-2-3 all-time in the postseason. in the 46th minute Nordhoff 3, Paraclete 2: Bianca Burright scored the winning goal with 15 minutes remaining for host Nordhoff of Ojai (15-9), which rallied for a wild-card victory over Paraclete of Lancaster (11-10-2). Kelsey Owen scored twice for Nordhoff, both on Burright assists. DIVISION VI Rosamond 6, New Community Jewish 2: Salma Tarik scored fourtimes for Rosamond (11-10-2), which plays Friday at third-seeded Viewpoint of Calabasas (15-3-3) following its wild-card victory at New Community Jewish of West Hills (8-4-2). Bishop Union 7, Santa Clarita Christian 3: Jennifer Fullerton, Kayla Gale and Alicia Ceroni scored for Santa Clarita Christian (6-12-2), which fell in its wild-card game against the host Broncos (19-3). erik.boal@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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