ELK GROVE — Davis High freshman attacker Julia Curtis had two goals and three assists as the Blue Devil girls soccer team got set for Wednesday’s important match with a 6-0 road victory at Monterey Trail on Monday.
DHS (14-3-3) improved to 6-1-2 in Delta Valley Conference play, and now needs a win over Elk Grove on Senior Day to clinch second place in the league. Kickoff for Wednesday’s regular-season finale at Yudin Field is scheduled for 4 p.m.
On Monday, the Devils controlled play from the opening whistle.
“It was exactly the type of game we anticipated,” said Davis coach Sara Stone. “I think they got past midfield only three or four times. It was nice because everyone got a lot of playing time before Wednesday’s game.”
Curtis set up sophomore Makenna Rubinstein’s early goal, then scored herself off a pass from junior Hannah Thompson to make it 2-0 at halftime.
“(Curtis) just disrupts things a lot with her speed and strength,” Stone explained.
She continued to do just that in the second half, assisting on goals by freshman Sidra Bugsh and junior Sophia Hernandez before tallying her second goal on a free kick.
Junior Annie Leck completed the Blue Devil scoring off a pass from classmate Melissa Teuber.
Adding to DHS’ dominating offense was the performance of junior wing Brooke Rosenblum, who used her speed down the sideline to create chances with strong crosses.
Following the decisive win, Stone talked about what the Devils needs to do against Elk Grove on Wednesday:
“We have to avoid giving them corners and fouling the wrong time. They are big and strong and dangerous in those situations, so we can’t let them get those opportunities.”
The Thundering Herd are the only DVC team to beat Davis this season (2-0 on April 7).