GSoc: Chargers capture title at Santa Maria tourney

Freshman Kiara Pickett scored four goals, helping the Dos Pueblos girls soccer team win the Santa Maria Holiday Tournament last weekend.

Pickett scored in the championship game, a 2-0 win over Ocean View High of Huntington Beach. Idalis Rodrigues tallied the first goal in the 24th minute after receiving a perfect pass from Shelby Hoffman.

Dos Pueblos opened the tournament in dramatic fashion, winning a penalty-kick shootout with Paso Robles. Goalkeeper Alex Camarillo came up with a big save to give the Chargers a 7-6 victory. The teams were tied 2-2 after regulation and extra time.

DP’s offense was on fire against Coast Union, rolling up an 8-0 win. Courtney Miller and Pickett each scored two goals and Rodriquez, Anya Smith, Janet Marqeuz and Emily Erwin added one apiece.

The Chargers next beat Tulare Western, 2-1. Megan Gee and Janet Marquez scored the goals.

Dos Pueblos improves to 10-1-2.

While pleased with the results and effort of his team, coach Hugh Hollis said the Chargers suffered injuries to some key players that may keep them sidelined for several weeks.