Soccer: One goal helps Union Mine beat El Dorado

By From page A9 | April 04, 2014

EL DORADO — Union Mine High’s varsity girls soccer program hosted Sierra Valley Conference and intra-county rival El Dorado Tuesday night, posting a 1-0 win at the Diamondbacks’ field.

Both squads fought for dominance in a game that was kept in limbo through two halves, with only a handful of shots on goal coming at both ends.

“We matched up well with El Dorado,” D’backs head coach Christina Savage said. “We struggled to put together an offense; that has been an issue for us all season — we played good defense and our midfield worked hard — we’d like to see improvement creating opportunities to score.”

Trading possession without any immediate threats through the first half, the two teams remained stalemated until a second half corner kick by D’back junior Jordyn Trulli found its way to the back of the net, partially allowed by El Dorado (0-6-1) miscommunication and partially created by Trulli’s strength in firing from range for the goal for Union Mine (2-4-1).

“We played tough, disciplined defense throughout the match,” El Dorado head coach Chris Herrman said. “They ended up scoring on a corner kick that was really a miscue on our part — but overall the girls have been getting better every week and have maintained a positive attitude. It’s been a good season, a lot of improvement has taken place — and we match up really well with Union Mine which makes for exciting matches.”

Brandon Anicich

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