GSoc: Royals, Chargers battle to 1-1 draw

Dos Pueblos' Jamie Benedetto's second-half goal earned the Chargers a draw. (Presidio Sports Photo)

Dos Pueblos’ Jamie Benedetto’s second-half goal earned the Chargers a draw. (Presidio Sports Photo)

Jamie Benedetto scored in the 75th minute to rally Dos Pueblos to a 1-1 draw against San Marcos in a Channel League girls soccer match on Tuesday.

The result leaves both teams at 2-1-2 (8 points) in Channel League, one point behind first-place Santa Barbara (9 points).

San Marcos broke a scoreless draw in the 60th minute on a goal by Caroline Vance. The Royals created chances to add to their lead but couldn?t finish.

San Marcos? defense stepped up and held the one-goal lead until Benedetto delivered for DP.

Royals? coach Macie Berlin praised the defensive play of Ashley Carney on DP?s standout forward Rachel Smith.

?We shut her down. Ashley did a great job marking Rachel,? said Berlin.

San Marcos travels to Ventura on Thursday, while Dos Pueblos has a bye.

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