Tigers pounce on Eagles, 5-2

first_imgThe Tigers led 2-1 at halftime when Davis slid a pass to Paige O’Conner, who finished for a 3-1 lead in the 45th minute. O’Conner returned the favor minutes later by setting up Davis for a goal in the 50th minute for a 4-1 lead. Perhaps the most fitting goal came from the Tigers’ so-called big three. The trio of senior sisters Annie and Kate Thorne and Davis teamed to seal the victory over the Eagles, a result they were hoping for last season when they lost in the second round of the playoffs to Monrovia on penalty kicks. Kate Thorne’s long throw-in was headed backward by Annie Thorne to Davis, who knocked in a right-footed shot for a 5-1 lead in the 58th minute. The Tigers (12-2-5) will play No. 2 seed Mayfair, a 3-0 winner over Riverside Poly, in the quarterfinals Thursday on the road. “We changed our lineup to put more players in attack, and it’s creating a lot of opportunities,” said Davis, who scored her third and fourth goals of the playoffs. “(Freshman) Michelle Stathatos has been a huge help up front, and so has Liz Bridges. It’s so much fun when we’re attacking and scoring goals like this.” PASADENA – For a team that has struggled to score goals most of the season, the Westridge girls soccer team is attacking with a vengeance in the playoffs. Katie Davis had two goals and an assist for the Tigers, who blew past visiting Pac-7 League champion Arroyo Grande 5-2 on Tuesday in the second round of the CIF-SS Division III playoffs. center_img The three senior captains were winning balls all over the field in making it clear they’re not ready to hang up their jerseys. “We don’t want it to end,” Davis said. “Since our freshman season, we’ve never been to the quarterfinals, so it’s a big deal for us.” Tigers coach Jason Windass predicted early in the season that when the goals come, they would come in bunches. Bridges opened the scoring in the 16th minute and Annie Thorne scored 10 minutes later for a 2-0 lead. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 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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