By Jay Seidel
By Frank Lara Risco
The latest chapter in the rivalry between the Sunny Hills and Troy ended in a 1-1 draw after two tightly contested halves and overtime periods.
Sunny Hills scored the first goal of the game when a early first half corner kick was met by Freshman defender Jocelyn Pineda.
Pineda, in a crowded penalty box, received the ball with her thigh and sent it past Troy’s goalkeeper Sara Valencia on the same touch.
After the early goal the Warriors saw more of the ball than before, but other than a few crosses caught by Lady Lancers goalkeeper Monica Balos could not get past Sunny Hill’s backline.
At many instances in the first half Troy attempted to stretch the field and Lady Lancers defensive set up by playing wide.
The tactic resulted in more turnovers than goalscoring opportunities for the Lady Warriors (10-3-4, 2-0-1) partly due to consistent pressure by Sunny Hills near midfield which forced passes that often ended up out of bounds.
The Lady Lancers (14-2-3, 2-01) did not completely dedicated themselves to defense.
Through play down the sides of Troy’s half they earned several corner kicks in the first half.
The kicks from the corner, which were on most occasions headed over the Lady …read more
Source:: Inside Fullerton