Desert Christian settles for a tie

first_imgSo, being scoreless at halftime was a bit of unfamilar territory for Desert Christian. But both teams scored in the second half and played to a 1-1 tie. “Win or tie, we are CIF champions,” said Desert Christian junior forward Robyn Estrada, who led Southern Section with 40 goals. “No one can ever take that from us.” DOWNEY – The play of the Desert Christian of Lancaster girls’ soccer team this season could easily be described as dominant. The Knights outscored their opponents 144-9during the regular season and 32-0 in the Southern Section Div. VI playoffs heading into Saturday’s championship game against Ontario Christian at Downey High. Estrada had two early chances to break the scoreless tie to start the second half, but both her shots missed high right. Then in the 51st minute, Estrada put a spin move on her defender and slid a long pass to Jessica Wick, who centered the ball. Carleigh Hobson then kicked the ball into the back of the net to give Desert Christian (23-1-2) a 1-0 lead. “I was worried about kicking it over the net,” Hobson said. “But, I didn’t. I just got a perfect pass from Jessica was able to score.” Five minutes later, Jaclyn Bollema tied the score on a header off a corner kick for Ontario Christian (20-6-5). “Tying might not be as satisfying as winning the game,” Hobson said. “But I know when I look back we will still be champions.” center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img