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Soccer Girls Still Looking For Consistency
In what has been an up and down preseason for Escalon's varsity soccer girls, the team continued that uneven play as they traveled for a pair of games and were home for one.

They went to Amador for a Tuesday, March 4 game and lost a 3-1 contest.

"We played fairly well but we have a lot of injuries, a lot of starters down right now," coach Craig Humrichouse said. "We played well at times, we didn't play well at times."

But, as the coach pointed out, you have to play well for the entire game to get the win. Kara McKee had the lone Lady Cougar goal, unassisted, taking the ball at about midfield and driving in to get it past the keeper.

Amador was up 1-0 at the half and added two more scores in the second.

"Kara is a freshman, a very good soccer player, she plays on a travel team and it shows," Humrichouse said, noting that she will likely stay with the varsity squad this season rather than play at the JV level.

On the home field Wednesday to host Calaveras, the teams ended in a 2-2 tie.

"That's a match we should have won, we let them back in it," Humrichouse said.

Escalon goals came from Amanda Franklin, assisted by Faryn Bolls and Annie Gallego, converting on a corner kick by Melanie Winkler.