The Woodbridge Warriors outscored visiting Trabuco Hills 18-15 in a back and forth shootout on Tuesday. Woodbridge capitalized on strong draw control work and early goals by returning all-County attacker senior Karina Yamasaki and junior Sophia Silane to race to a 10-4 lead by the halftime horn.
The second half saw an immediate and spirited response by Trabuco Hills, with key goals by seniors Jenelle Phillips and Marina Sandoval and strong draw control efforts and transition play by junior Kendall Derbyshire cutting quickly into the home team’s lead. The Trabuco keeper saved on six straight Warrior shots, and the Trabuco transition game began to create repeated fast break opportunities. A tense back and forth contest ensued with Phillips connecting with Derbyshire to tie the game at 13. From there Woodbridge junior Emily Francis and sophomore Mia Ajiro won key possessions, and a key goal by Francis, a nifty passing combination between junior Ashlee Eakin and senior Katelyn Jaing, and two forced turnovers and free position goals by San Diego State commit Jenny Buckland sealed the victory for the Warriors.
The Warriors remain undefeated at 4-0 on the season, while Trabuco moved to 3-4 against a demanding early season schedule.
Next up: Woodbridge travels to Sage Hill on Friday.
Contributed by Woodbridge Girls