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Varsity Soccer Girls Lose, Tie Contests
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Escalon’s Alex Titsworth, at left, gets some leverage on her Calaveras opponent as she tries to take the ball away during varsity soccer action on the home field Thursday, Dec. 6. The teams battled to a 1-1 tie. Marg Jackson/The Times

In action for a pair of games this past week, Escalon’s varsity Lady Cougar soccer girls lost on the road and forged a tie at home.

They traveled to Amador on Dec. 4 and trailing 4-2 at the half, ran out of gas and could not stop the onslaught by the home team in the second half. The final score was 11-2 in favor of Amador.

“In the second half the girls got tired and we just got outscored,” said first year head coach Alfredo Garcia.

Georgina Gallo scored both of the Escalon goals in the first half.

Thursday, the girls took the home field and hosted Calaveras, with the game ending in a 1-1 tie. Both goals came in the second half, after the teams battled through a scoreless first half.

“They scored first but we ended up tying them with a goal from Mya Beary, the assist from Georgina Gallo,” Garcia said.

Ivanna De La Torre made seven saves in goal for Escalon in the first half; Leticia Gutierrez had 11 saves against Calaveras in the second half.

Garcia said the team is working hard and has battled in their games but is still making some costly mistakes. That is something they can work to correct, the coach added, as the season moves along.