Heading to the Association Cup competition minus a few starting players – out due to injury and conflicts with various high school activities – the Oakdale United Under 19 Insanity girls came away from the weekend with a win and two losses.
Their losses in the tournament at Morgan Hill came via shutout to Los Gatos and Visalia – both those teams are headed to the semifinal round action in Cup play. Oakdale did come back from the disappointing Saturday morning loss to Los Gatos to play tough against a very physical Visalia team. The U19 girls gave up one goal in each half to Visalia but could not punch one through themselves, losing the Sunday morning game 2-0.
Keeper Melissa Ibarra had a dozen saves against Los Gatos and Kaylee DeRuyter came on in the second half and had six saves. Against Visalia, Ibarra stopped nine shots in the first half, the lone goal in the first half coming on a header. She added another three saves in the second half, with DeRuyter also seeing time in goal and making four saves.
After the two losses, Oakdale regrouped and put together a solid effort against Newark Legacy on Sunday afternoon, shutting down that opponent in a 4-0 victory. Danae Rose got the scoring started, off an assist from Logan Laugero and the two also accounted for the second goal, this time Rose setting up Laugero for the shot.
In the second half, Laugero scored off an assist from Denise Thompson and Rose added another assist on a corner kick, with Bianka Ibarra battling in front of the net to put the ball in the goal for the final Insanity tally of the game, winning 4-0.
DeRuyter made five saves in goal.
The girls fell short of advancing in the state Association Cup play but have compiled a record this season of 22 wins, 10 losses and three ties, and were champions in the CCSL Cal North U19 division, going undefeated with nine wins and one tie in league play.
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