GSoc: Warriors edge Fillmore in OT

The Carpinteria girls soccer team defeated Fillmore 1-0 in a Frontier League matchup on Tuesday night.

“I was happy with how our team played throughout the game,” said Warriors coach Charles Bryant. “Granted they all started in a few positions unfamiliar to them but it was fun to see the seniors all out there together.”

It was ‘senior night’ at Carpinteria Valley Memorial Stadium as all eleven seniors got the start for the game. The majority played during the first half and created some scoring chances with four shots on goal. The Warriors also prevented the Flashes from having any good scoring opportunities.

In the second half, Carpinteria subbed in their normal starting lineup and took a while to get clicking. Although the Warriors had 16 shots in the period, they struggled finishing and came up empty without a goal.

During the first overtime period, a corner kick from Monica Garcia found Lesly Zapata, who headed a goal past Fillmore’s keeper. For the rest of the overtime, Carpinteria kept the pressure on and did not allow the Flashes to get any good scoring chances.

“This is a great group of girls who I am going to miss very much,” concluded Bryant. “I go way back to the early AYSO days with many of the girls so it is a sad, yet happy day, to see them play their last regular season home game.”

With the victory, the Warriors improve to (11-7-1 overall, 9-2 league). Carpinteria travels to face Cate on Thursday.