ROCKLIN — Freshman phenom Julia Curtis scored all three goals on Thursday — each of them showing off a different part of her game — as the visiting Davis High girls soccer team blanked Rocklin, 3-0.
All of the scoring came before the break, as it became clear early in the contest that the Thunder had no answer for Curtis’ lightning speed.
“(Coming into the season) I knew she was dynamic and really athletic, but she’s just been so stellar and fun to watch this season,” DHS coach Sara Stone said of Curtis, who opened the campaign by winning the MVP award at the St. Mary’s Tournament.
“She had three fabulous goals (Thursday). She creates such havoc with her speed and versatility, but it’s her work rate that sets her apart. As a striker she hustles forward and wants to go to goal, but I also expect my strikers to help back and she does a great job of that.”
Sophomore Gaby Herrera had an assist for the Devils, who improved to 7-1-1 with the victory.
While dominating the first half and possessing the ball for the majority of the period, the locals saw junior Olivia Haas excel on defense.
Davis sophomore Makenna Rubenstein also played well in the back and Christina Roeckl-Navazio was stellar in goal. The junior keeper made a key save late to preserve the shutout.
The Blue Devils are back home for a pair of night games next week, starting with a Tuesday (6 p.m.) match against Rio Americano. The Raiders defeated DHS, 3-0, last season.
On Thursday, West Campus comes to town for a 7 p.m. contest.