EL DORADO HILLS — Hannah Miller was all over the field for the Oak Ridge High girls soccer team against Lincoln in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff opener.
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The senior forward had an assist and took many shots on goal that helped her team to a 3-0 win in the battle of the Trojans. The win sends Oak Ridge (10-4-5), the No. 3 seed, into Thursday’s quarterfinal home game against No. 11 Lodi, which beat Turlock 2-1 in overtime in their playoff game.
Miller’s assist came in the ninth minute of the contest. Driving the ball down the Oak Ridge sidelines, Miller found Miranda Miller, who was near the top of the box. Hannah passed the ball to Miranda, who used her head to put the ball into the net for a 1-0 lead.
“I was just going down the line, and I was hoping that someone would get on the other end of it,” said Hannah Miller, who had three shots on goal in the first half. “Miranda had a great header into the net.”
Oak Ridge head coach Joe Champion added, “That was one of the best team goals we’ve had this season. We played solid.”
Brenna Palmer scored the Trojans’ second goal toward the end of the first half after the ball was inbounded, to take a 2-0 lead. Anna Lippuner scored the final goal in the second half for Oak Ridge, as the Lincoln goal keeper was drawn out of the box on a broken play that allowed Lippuner to take the shot for the goal.
“We just wanted to put the game away right away,” Miller said.
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