Roseville rolls NU to stay on top of SFL soccer

By: Staff Report
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The first place Roseville High girls soccer team got a bit of a scare from Nevada Union Tuesday. The nervousness went away after about five minutes, however, and after a very slow start, the Tigers cruised to a 6-0 win over the Miners. Five minutes in, Ashley Diridoni fed freshman Paige Crouch on the move, and the striker cut into the center and beat the goalkeeper for the 1-0 lead. Five minutes later, it was Adriane Bates with the assist on a Crouch score to double the advantage. Crouch and then Bates set the table for a pair of Amanda Ellsworth goals that put Roseville up 4-0 at intermission. Bates then set up Ellsworth once more after the break as the junior scored her third of the game and increased the margin to five goals. The Tigers closed out the scoring when Ellsworth returned the favor and assisted Crouch on her third tally of the contest as Roseville rolled to the huge margin of victory. "It was a total team effort," said Roseville coach Pablo Gutierrez. "Everybody got a chance to play a lot and our defense did a great job in controlling Nevada Union's offense." While not tested much, Roseville keeper Elli Foster-Williams delivered a key save early in the game to keep the Tigers on targer for the shutout. The Tigers (5-1 in the SFL, 9-2-3 overall) have the bye Thursday before getting the second half of the league season started with a home match against Oakmont (1-3-2, 1-4-5) next Tuesday.