GARDEN VALLEY — Five was a lucky number for Golden Sierra on Senior Day Tuesday.
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In their Sierra Delta League match against Encina, five Grizzlies scored en route to the 5-0 victory which left Golden Sierra closer toward clinching one of three playoff berths.
In the 12th minute Tuesday, midfielder Mariah Fernandez scored the Grizzlies’ first goal. Five minutes later, midfielder Kaleigh Brothers increased the lead with a seven-yard shot near the sidelines.
Golden Sierra added three in the second half. The first came in the 43rd minute when forward Taylor Gleason took a pass from Brothers and fired the ball into the net from five yards. Minutes later, Brothers passed to fullback Alysha Batson who converted from five yards out.
The final goal came in the 72nd minute on an Amanda Dukes’ breakaway.
“Today was fantastic that five different seniors got to score,” Golden Sierra head coach David Gleason said.
Brothers finished with two assists while Taylor Gleason and Becca Hegge each had one. Goalies Russel Laura and Jenna Matyac combined for four saves.
The nine seniors honored were Amanda Dukes, Brothers, Hegge, Alix Nordby, Kourtney Brothers, Bailey Boreilo, Batson, Taylor Gleason and Fernandez. All nine started.
“They’ve put in a lot of work over the years,” coach Gleason said.
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