Carpinteria put up a fight on Thursday before falling 3-1 in a non-league girls soccer match at Oxnard.
The Yellowjackets are ranked No. 3 in CIF-SS Div. 3.
“We played a great game but ultimately fell to a Division 3 powerhouse,” said Carpinteria coach Charles Bryant. Oxnard, 3-1. “I was so proud of how we played and the effort put forth by everyone. We gave everything we had and rose up many levels and competed so well for the full 80 minutes.”
The Warriors (2-5) scored first on an Aly Springer free kick from about 20 yards but at a poor angle. She lofted a perfect shot over the goalies hands. Oxnard took a 2-1 lead on two close-range free kicks from just outside the 18 with the second one coming in the closing seconds of the first half.
“It was a one-goal difference until about 15 minutes left where we just failed to clear a ball and their forward got inside one of our defenders,” said Bryant. “But after that we really started to apply pressure and seemed to be just one pass away from a great chance. I thought our keeper, Ariana Lounsbury, and outside defender, Aly Springer, had exceptional games for us today. Riley Wrought and Monse Alpizar were also very tough on defense. We get a week off before having three straight tough games next week.”