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Ventura’s Long Throws Burn Santa Barbara Girls Soccer

Ventura scored a pair of goals on long throws and beat Santa Barbara 3-1 in a Channel League girls soccer match on Thursday.

After a scoreless first half, the Cougars got on the board of a long throw. 

The Dons scored the equalizer in the 60th minute. Josie Gonella played a long free kick into the box, which Ventura failed to clear. Kenzie Tarpening hit a first-time shot over the goalkeeper's head for the tying goal.

But Ventura regained the lead after another long throw. The ball bounced around and ultimately went off a Dons player into the net. 

The Cougars scored their third goal from a shot outside the box.

The girls kept fighting until the very end, Santa Barbara coach Jill Wolf said. "My girls have heart.  I never doubt at the end of any game that they gave it their all.

Santa Barbara is now 1-3 in league.

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