By Kate Lee,
Davis High’s women’s varsity soccer team showed dominant offense in their victory against the Vacaville Bulldogs on March 2 in their second official game of the 2015 season. Despite showing troubles finishing in their first game, the Devils shut down the Bulldogs 8-0, with goals coming from six different players.
Although the Devils’ starting goalie, Chris Roeckl-Navazio, was gone, sophomore Sophia Sears kept the Bulldogs scoreless, with help from a strong defensive lineup.
Freshman Brooke Rubinstein started off the scoring spree with a goal just a few minutes after kickoff when she found herself one-on-one with the keeper. A goal from sophomore Julia Curtis followed not long after.
Junior Gaby Herrera and senior Sophia Hernandez facilitated excellent passing among the Devils, while freshmen Mia Villegas and Ava McCray controlled the defense.
Senior Renee Schuman beat around the Bulldog defense and carried the ball down the field to add another goal for the Devils. Rubinstein then assisted Hernandez with a through ball that resulted in a fourth goal.
Senior Suleikha Sutter dominated the front line from the second she stepped on the field, and it paid off at the end of the half when she scored, making it 5-0 at halftime.
But the Devils weren’t done. They returned to the second half still craving more goals, and junior Morgan Metler found herself with the ball and open space ahead of her. She made a long run and fed Curtis the ball, who finished the play with a great goal.
Meanwhile, seniors Hannah Thompson and Annie Leck exhibited power in the center field, controlling the ball and finding their teammates open down the field.
The Devils kept the offensive pressure high, and even the back line came up to attack. Villegas secured another goal for the Devils with an assist from McCray.
Sutter wrapped up the game for the Devils, finishing a ball that was bouncing around in the box, completing the 8-0 win for Davis.
The entire team was happy with tonight’s performance, especially with league games coming up next week.
“The girls did a really nice job of being composed and placing the ball,” coach Sara Stone said. “I expect them to be competitive in the league and have a lot of energy, especially against Franklin and St. Francis.”
“I’m so impressed with this team. We’ve got so much talent and the underclassmen are so good. We’re feeling really good about this season and tonight just solidified the feeling,” Metler said.