The Mustangs jumped out quickly with a Melanie Leong goal in the first 15 seconds. The Golden Bears were able to win control and threatened the Mustang goal with several shots.
Mustangs Ashly Bradshaw and Jackie Huse bolstered a strong defense with their physical marking and frustrated the Golden Bears attackers. Cyrena Malkowski stopped a free position shot and the ball went back into Mustang control.
Mustang Jenelle Phillips scored back-to-back goals and the Mustangs began to pull away from the Golden Bears. At the halfway point, the Mustangs were dominating — 11 ground balls to the Golden Bears’ 4 and Trabuco had 9 first-half takeaways without losing a single turnover. The score at the half was 7-0.
Mustang Kendall Derbyshire opened the second half with her third goal in a row. Derbyshire finished the game leading the Mustangs with 4 goals and 3 assists. Malkowski kept the Golden Bears scoreless until the final 6 minutes of play. She had 8 saves with 6 coming from the free position.
The Mustangs nearly matched their first-half scoring pace and finished the game on a Samantha Ransom goal.
Next up for the 10-1 Mustangs (2-0 South Coast League) will be key match vs. defending league champs Tesoro (5-1, 2-1) at home on Thursday.