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Weekend Wins For Competitive Soccer Girls
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Clearing the ball out of the backfield, Oakdale Insanity defender Kori Altmann leaves her feet to get a little extra power on the kick, with the Stockton player looking to keep her off balance. Looking on from behind is Insanity teammate Brieanna Antonio. All OYSL rec and comp coaches are invited to submit weekend game information and photos for publication in The Leader. - photo by Marg Jackson/The Leader

Recent action in the Oakdale Youth Soccer League competitive division saw the Under 14 Oakdale United Insanity girls take two wins off the field, stopping Tracy and Stockton.

The team traveled to Ceres for the doubleheader on Saturday and faced off with Tracy in the morning game. After Oakdale took a quick 3-0 lead, Tracy got one back on a penalty kick and also cashed in on a disputed goal, with one official ruling the player offside and calling the play dead but then being overruled by a side judge, who awarded the tally to Tracy, making it 3-2.

That just seemed to turn on the fire for the Insanity, who went on to pummel the Tracy keeper, pouring five more goals in while not allowing another score to take a 7-2 win.

Goals came from Danae Rose, 2, one assisted by Izzy Arellano and Brittnie Carpenter and the second off an assist from Jessica Estrada. Arellano netted a total of five goals in the game, the first off an assist from Christina Bradshaw, and the next three on assists from Carpenter, including two on throw-ins.

The final tally of the day came off the foot of Arellano from outside the box, passed in by defender Ally Jackson to Carpenter, who put the perfect touch pass back to the onrushing Arellano for the high arcing shot.

In the afternoon game, a very physical Stockton 2 team grabbed a 1-0 lead by converting on a corner kick 20 minutes in, then netted another one two minutes later. Insanity forward Danae Rose broke free down the left side and took one in unassisted at the 25:00 mark, cutting the deficit to 2-1.

Second half scoring saw Rose get the tying goal 15 minutes in, off an assist from Katie Homer and it was Rose again a couple of minutes later, completing the hat trick, on a pass from Estrada to Alyssa Perigen up to Rose, Perigen hitting her in mid-stride for the rush on net.

“We dominated the whole second half,” Insanity coach Brian Orr said of getting the comeback win. “I want to say this was a total team effort, offensively, defensively, the midfield, Danae was shooting great on the left side, got all three goals, Kori Altmann played outstanding defense and Katelyn Jackson just played great goalie in the second half to keep them to two goals.”

After getting the go ahead goal, the Insanity tightened up defensively and kept Stockton off the board, taking the exciting 3-2 victory. Jackson made a couple of crucial stops in the closing minutes, including a diving grab of a shot that she held on to even as the Stockton player kicked at it to try to dislodge the ball. The wins lifted the U14 girls to a 5-1-1 mark in league play, 9-1-1 overall.