Desert | Desert Vista Girls Soccer Tops Criminal Highland


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Aug 24, 2012
Despite a lot of opportunities, Phoenix Desert Vista had trouble finding the back of the net against a Gilbert Mountain Division in Class 5A region girls soccer game Friday. The teams battled through overtime and penalties to the Highland secured the victory. “In my opinion, that ‘s the best team,” I’ve played all year, “said Highland coach John Berzins.” To get to your place and get a result like this is a great achievement for us. ” Highland only goal in regulation came in the first 49 seconds of the game as a junior Bodega Molly received the ball inside the 18 yard line with one stone. “We talked about the first five minutes of each half and the last five minutes of each half and how important it is for the rest of the game,” said Berzins. Desert Vista tied the game with 13 minutes left of regulation in a free throw by senior Mackenzie Semerad. Until then, Desert Vista struggling to finish several times. “We are fighting to get it,” said Desert Vista coach Paul Manoogian. “We create opportunities. We have seen very well in front of the goal. Only you can ‘t (score).” Once in overtime, Desert Vista was sailing with a goal by sophomore Rachel Ressler four minutes in the first half. Highland intensified in the second half of overtime packaging players in the box until Sami Marcoli goal tied the game. “We deal with small things,” said Berzins. “He toughed out and happy, came at the top.” After six shooters, Highland Stosz Carolina sealed the deal with the ultimate aim of punishment. “I thought we played a very good game,” said Stosz. “Everyone worked very hard.”