TC Sports Roundup (10/13)
TC 6, Pasadena 0
Samantha Carvajal’s hat trick fueled a second half Cougar flurry Friday to give the Cougars (5-4-2) a boost heading into Central Valley Conference action this week.
Carvajal, a freshman forward from Ridgeview High in Bakersfield, did all her damage late in the match, scoring goals in the 79th, 88th and 89th minutes. Haide Magaa and Devan Rurukawa assisted on the first two and the third was unassisted. Kaitlin Dansie scored two goals. Carla Salazar’s goal in the 29th minute gave TC a 1-0 halftime lead over the Lancers (5-2-4) before the second half turned into a rout. Hillary Barragan, Salazar, Haida Magaa and Devan Furukawa added assists. TC had a 15-4 advantage in shots.
The Cougars open CVC action this week at West Hills-Lemoore and Fresno and host Reedley and West Hills-Coalinga next week.
The Cougars (1-1-1 CVC, 3-5-2 overall) tied one and lost one last week against ranked opponents in Central Valley Conference action, earning a 1-1 standoff with No. 14 Clovis before losing to undefeated No. 3 Fresno 2-0.
After a scoreless first half, Clovis (2-1-1 CVC, 5-3-2 overall) broke the ice in the 55th minute but TC answered with a goal from Ronaldo Valderrama (assist by Emmanuel Iniguez) in the 72nd. Like everyone else Fresno has played the Cougars were unable to mount a serious threat. The Rams are 9-0-3 and ranked third in the state behind Mt. San Antonio and Cerritos (both 10-0-1).
Next: Friday at College of the Desert (5-5-2); Tuesday vs. Canyons (1-7-1).
Last Friday the Cougars (2-5 CVC, 4-15 overall) were swept at home by Merced 25-14, 26-24, 25-15. No individual statistics were available. Next: Oct. 23 vs Reedley; Oct. 25 vs. West Hills-Lemoore, both matches at 6 p.m. in the Cougar Sports Center.