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Soccer Girls Roll To Pair Of League Wins
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Rushing for the ball against the Modesto player, Oakdale’s Alyssa Perigen, 22, was solid on defense for the Under 14 Insanity squad in a pair of Oakdale competitive soccer victories on Saturday. Perigen added her first goal of the season in the 4-1 win over Modesto and the girls also shut out Patterson in an afternoon game — played in bright sunshine rather than the morning fog — and took a 6-0 win. - photo by Marg Jackson/The Leader

On the home field at T.L. Davis for a pair of Saturday games, competitive soccer team the Oakdale U14 Insanity girls defeated Modesto 2 and Patterson.

The morning game was played in a heavy fog, but that didn’t keep the Insanity from finding the net, as they blasted their way past Modesto in a 4-1 victory. They scored in the first 30 seconds, with Brittnie Carpenter making the long throw in to Izzy Arellano, who hit left forward Danae Rose in full stride with the pass, Rose smashing it home past the Modesto goalie.

Rose also got goal number two, with defender Ally Jackson clearing a ball out of the backfield up to the middle, Rose taking it all the way in for the score.

Alyssa Perigen tallied her first goal of the season to make it a 3-0 Oakdale lead late in the first half, Carpenter making the throw in to Arellano, who chipped it back to Perigen. She sent a high arcing shot over the goalie, who couldn’t block it to keep it out of the net.

In the second half, Arellano sent a corner kick in that Carpenter banged home for the 4-0 lead.

Only a beautifully placed free kick by Modesto, curving just inside the far post, spoiled the shutout bid. Katelyn Jackson and Danae Rose shared time in goal.

The afternoon contest was played under much different conditions, with bright sunshine and muggy air greeting the girls for their game with Patterson. Highlights of the 6-0 victory included the first goal of the season for Taylor Rossini, converting on a penalty kick in the first half, and she added a second goal later in the game, off an assist from Arellano. Rose scored the first goal off an assist from Tressa Souza on a perfectly placed lead pass, while midfielder Katie Homer also tallied, working her way around a pair of defenders to send off a rocket shot. Carpenter also got the shot she had been looking for, sending a header into the goal off a corner kick from Rose and Arellano also notched a goal on the afternoon.

With Jackson and Rose again splitting the goalie duties — as well as a brief appearance in net by Christina Bradshaw — the Insanity earned the shutout win.

The girls travel this weekend for the Fresno Tournament and resume league play on Oct. 31. They are 7-1-1 in league play, 11-1-1 overall.