The Royals ruled the day in the Santa Barbara-San Marcos alumni soccer tripleheader at Peabody Stadium on Saturday.
San Marcos swept the three matches, winning the men’s 35-over division 2-0, the women’s open 5-2, and the men’s open 2-1.
The event was a fundraiser for each school’s soccer and athletic program.
Emile Kraus and James Kiffe gave the Royals a 2-0 lead and goalkeeper Matt Laband made a brilliant diving save on Santa Barbara’s Junior Ybarra in the second 30-minute period in the men’s open division match.
Ybarra would get the Dons on the scoreboard in the third period off a rebound. Santa Barbara, however, couldn’t come up with an equalizer against a steady San Marcos defense.
In the women’s game, Kelley White, a member of the 2006 CIF championship team, and a soon-to-graduate Kaylin Koopmans each scored two goals for the Royals.
Santa Barbara’s Alma Martinez, a member of Mexico’s 2004 Olympic team, tied the score at 1-1 on a beautiful long shot in the second period.
Koopmans, who just completed the track season, scored back-to-back goals to put the Royals ahead 3-1. White found the back of the net early in the third period to make it 4-1.
Betsey Toben Rickard cut the San Marcos lead in half with a shot from the right side.
Brenna Zimmerman, another member of the Royals ’06 CIF title team, completed the scoring.
The Royals got a strong defensive effort from Melissa Robertson, who had her hands full trying to contain skillful Martinez.
In the 35-over match, Beto Moreno scored on a 19-yard free kick, Eric Wipf tallied the second goal off a diagonal pass from Cliserio Sixto and goalkeeper Sven Klein preserved the shutout for the Royals with two big saves in the third period.