Santa Clarita, CA – San Marcos was successful at Saugus winning each half 8-1 on their way to a 16-2 non-league win on the road. Neither the Centurions nor the wet weather were able slow down the Royals on this night. San Marcos scored the first four goals of the game and thanks to solid defense all over the field and a relentless attack, the Royals never looked back. .
“We connected well despite the wet conditions and our off-ball movement looked pretty good,” said San Marcos Head Coach Paul Ramsey. “We did not stand around in the rain, that’s for sure.”
Nine of 16 goals were assisted for the Royals and senior Olivia Corrigan had four of the helpers for a career high on assists in a game. On the receiving end often was senior Aubrey Sturgeon who had 5 goals and an assist of her own. Defender Sofia Martinez-Tomatis made the most of some limited minutes on offense and netted her first hat trick. One goal came in the first half and then the sophomore scored two more in the second half. San Marcos outshot the Centurions 23-7 and shot 69.6%. San Marcos junior goalie Shana Friedenberg had 3 saves on the 5 shots on goal by Saugus.
San Marcos improved to 5-3 and knows not when they play next. Santa Barbara Unified School District has canceled all “non-essential” activities, including sports, until further notice.
“It’s early to think of that as, maybe, our senior game,” added Ramsey, thinking out loud about the cancellation of sports by SBUSD because of the corona virus outbreak around the world.
“I really hope it wasn’t our senior game and if it’s safe enough for everyone to play we resume after spring break.”
Photo Credit, Mike Bouffard.