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Varsity Soccer Girls Start Season With Split
Lady Cougar varsity player Morgan Dominguez, 13, sends off the shot as the Argonaut defender tries to catch up and the goalie gets in position. Escalon lost to the visitors, 1-0, on Wednesday. Marg Jackson/The Times

Escalon’s varsity soccer girls got a split of their games this week, topping Linden but falling to Argonaut.

They defeated Linden in Tuesday action, Nov. 29 by a 7-4 final with two goals each from Lexi Wheeler, Morgan Dominguez and Dalsin Alves, with one goal from Angelica Fernandez. Kyleigh Rafferty added two assists, Jazzy Smith and Gaby Goodman each had a helper. Making six saves in goal was Leticia Gutierrez.

Wednesday, back at home against visiting Argonaut, the teams battled but the visitors pulled out on the win on a second half penalty kick, taking the contest 1-0.

“We just couldn’t finish,” coach Jamie Peoples said of playing hard but failing to find the net.

For the JV girls, their Tuesday outing against Linden saw them on the wrong side of a very lopsided score, said coach Jen Schmidt, but they bounced back with a stronger effort against Argonaut, tying them 1-1 on Wednesday. Hallie Webster put in the goal for Escalon in the tie.