Emma Gilbert scored a season-high eight goals to lead the Dos Pueblos to a 15-7 win over Mira Costa in the opening round of the SoCal Girls Invite Thursday.

Alina King dished out six assists and Megan Garner knocked away 14 blocks for the Chargers. They led by five at 11-6 going into the fourth quarter and put the game away with a 4-1 advantage in the final frame.

The Chargers, now 12-7 overall, face Santa Margarita Friday at 5 p.m.

Santa Barbara Goes 1-1

Down 3-0 late in the second quarter against Murrieta Valley, Santa Barbara held the Nighthawks to one goal over the final 16 minutes and rallied for a 6-4 win at the Southern California Championships.

Oli Obando returned from an injury and converted two penalty shots and Addie Sweeney scored with one second left in the third period to tie the score at 4-4.

The Dons took the lead in the fourth quarter and Ella Maclear converted on a power play with three minutes to go to give the team a two-goal lead.  

Santa Barbara lost a 9-3 game against powerful Orange Lutheran.

“Nalani Yim had 12 saves and four steals to help keep the high-scoring team to nine goals for the game,” said coach Mark Walsh.

Abby Webber scored two goals and earned three exclusions, and Maria Bittle had a power-play goal.

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Dennis Moran, Noozhawk Correspondent

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