Tigers close strong, head to section playoffs

By: Staff Report
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In its final tune-up before the playoffs begin next week, the Roseville High girls soccer team kept it rolling at both ends of the field. The Tigers took a while to get their game going, scoring just once in the first half, but by the time the final whistle below, they had a 4-0 win on the road at Nevada Union. "It was a fast paced game," said Roseville coach Pablo Gutierrez. "Nevada Union always plays well in their home. They controlled the game the first 15 minutes." Roseville slowing began to seize control of the tempo and began to control the ball. After three scoring chances in tight, the Tigers finally finished on in the 15th minute. Paige Crouch delivered a great ball to Amanda Ellsworth, who outran the defenders and scored with her left foot. The score stayed at 1-0 through intermission, but Roseville took full control as the game progressed after the break. Midfielder Amanda Susbilla scored from 30 yards out with the left foot on a free kick to the upper right corner to increase the margin to 2-0. Marissa Vaughn scored five minutes later and then Crouch put the capper on with the team's fourth goal. As they have done all year long, and particularly in recent contests, the Tigers owned the defensive end. Roseville (9-2-1 in the SFL, 13-3-4 overall) will be in action next in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs. The Sierra Foothill League champions will host Vista del Lago next Friday.