Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lady Bruins blank Union Mine

PONDEROSA'S Alivya Wimmer, No. 15, tries to avoid D'back Jordan Bishop, right, through the midfield in Monday's intra-county matchup. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

Pondo #15, Alivya Wimmer, UM #7, Jordan Bishop. Democrt photo by Pat Dollins

From page A6 | March 06, 2013 | Leave Comment

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Host Ponderosa tallied twice in each half Monday to defeat Union Mine 4-0 in girls preseason soccer action.

The first score came less than a minute in. The Bruins still held the opening possession in the Diamondbacks’ zone when Ashlynn Johnson’s side throw-in found Amanda Maiello who passed to Samantha Fowler in the box. Sealing her mark on one hip, Fowler turned to the other for a quick, point-blank shot that Union Mine goalie Becca Elliott had little chance to stop.

“I was good positioning and I knew where the defender was, turned and hit a quick shot before the keeper could react,” Fowler said.

Ponderosa controlled the flow the first 40 minutes but Elliott and the D’back defense led by Tori Pearson and Kinsey Del Rio, battled Fowler, Erica Estes, Selena Brewer, Alivya Wimmer and various Bruins taking aim on goal.

Estes doubled Ponderosa’s lead late in the half on another goal Elliott shouldn’t have faced. Sydney Rivera’s cross sailed to the weak side where Zandra Newell bodied a pass to Estes in the box for an easy one.

“The team played well and spread the middle but we did struggle with the weight of our passes which were too heavy,” Bruin coach Greg Spangler said. “We expected a good match from Union Mine — last year it was only 1-0.

Elliott had the defensive gem of the afternoon at the near post. The senior went to the ground to thwart one challenge, sprang back up and somehow deflected a return rocket out of play — a stop the D’back side discussed long after the match ended.

“I looked up just as I stood up, the ball was coming and I just went for it,” Elliott said. “You could probably call it a combination of luck and adrenaline.”

Union Mine’s best chance came on Jimena Jovel’s steal and pass to Anika Lehr. Ponderosa keeper Allannah John laid out on her challenge to force Lehr to adjust her shot that rolled wide.

Though the D’backs played well in the first part of the second half, the Bruins added two late goals. Rivera slid a pass to the middle for Elena Hanson’s run-on floater that settled out of Elliott’s reach under the crossbar. The final score came as Maiello’s shot in the middle glanced off a D’back and into the net.

“We were really flat in the last 15 minutes but considering their Division 1 and we’re Division 4, I thought we played well,” Union Mine coach Teri Akers said. “We were trying to run fast to the ball and be aggressive but they’re an extremely strong team.”






Discussion | No comments

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • .


    EDH Fire Dept. annexing Latrobe

    By Noel Stack | From Page: A1, 7 Comments

    Motorcycle fatality in Greenwood

    By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

    Greenwood School being restored

    By Rebecca Murphy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Cal Fire increasing staffing, hiring

    By Cal Fire | From Page: B1

    EID restricts watering days

    By Michael Raffety | From Page: A1, 13 Comments

    Lover’s Leap fall injures man

    By Tahoe Tribune | From Page: A1

    Tea Party meeting April 17

    By Tea Party Patriots Of El Dorado Hills | From Page: A3, 62 Comments

    Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking May 1

    By El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition | From Page: A6

    Floating body not a body

    By Cole Mayer | From Page: A7

    Old mill a goner

    By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A11, 18 Comments | Gallery



    Middle class getting poorer?

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 54 Comments

    Real estate lies

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 15 Comments

    A great big thanks

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

    Murder? Suicide?

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 8 Comments

    ‘Drive Clean’

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 5 Comments



    Griz have challenging day

    By Mike Bush | From Page: A8 | Gallery

    Outside with Charlie: Switch gear

    By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A8

    Ponderosa volleyball is a family affair

    By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A8 | Gallery

    Aussie team makes visit

    By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A8

    Roundup: April 15, 2014

    By Democrat Staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery



    At a glance: Take aim on fun

    By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

    Men to walk a mile in her shoes

    By Center For Violence-Free Relationships | From Page: B2 | Gallery

    Runners stampede for Sugarloaf scholarships

    By El Dorado County Office of Education | From Page: B2 | Gallery

    Team works to fight disease

    By Placerville Kiwanis | From Page: B3

    COOL School is accepting applications

    By Rescue Union | From Page: B4

    Band of Miwoks fund mission

    By Shingle Springs Band Of Miwok Indians | From Page: B12



    Crime Log: March 25-27

    By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

    Weather stats 4-15-14

    By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2



    Numa Edward “Ed” Roberts

    By Contributor | From Page: A2

    Ronald Russell Rohrer

    By Contributor | From Page: A2, 2 Comments


    Real Estate



    Horoscope, Thursday, April 17, 2014

    By Contributor | From Page: A10

    Horoscope, Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    By Contributor | From Page: A10

    TV Listings

    By Contributor | From Page: A10


    By Contributor | From Page: A10

    Flying McCoys

    By Contributor | From Page: A10

    Speed Bump

    By Contributor | From Page: A10

    Working It Out

    By Contributor | From Page: A10


    By Contributor | From Page: A10


    By Contributor | From Page: A10

    New York Times Crossword

    By Contributor | From Page: A10


    By Contributor | From Page: A10