ELK GROVE — “Our defense was just phenomenal,” Davis High girls soccer coach Allen Carlson said after his team ran its record to 10-0-1 with a 5-0 victory at Monterey Trail on Thursday.
“Dana Granger had a couple of big-time pro balls to the front and Jenifer Palmer, Kate Latsch and Ali Yule were just terrific,” Carlson continued, acknowledging his offense wasn’t half-bad, either.
Davis got things started when Allie Muller got a pass to Kilie Engelhardt, who headed the ball to a waiting Latsch, who finished the nifty play.
Anna Maria Gilbertson added the next two goals while Jennie Hawkins and Ari Heyer converted second-half scores.
Davis plays Juneau (Alaska) today at 4 p.m.
EL DORADO HILLS — “Draw controls made a big difference,” Blue Devils coach Jenn Morris said, thinking about the almost two-dozen goals her lacrosse crew scored in a 23-4 ambush of Oak Ridge on Thursday.
“The game was more than just about offense,” she added, praising the play of Kilie Drexel — back from a two-game rest after a concussion.
Drexel led all scorers with eight goals while Mari Cajandig added four. Lauren Blackwell had three, Ashley Pugh and Kelly Chuck scored two each as Sam Fung, Simone Aldredge, Kiki Tanaka and Caron Miller all tallied. Goalies Kelly Richmond and Briki Cajandig each recorded a save.
Next up for DHS is Clayton Valley at home. Game time is 7 p.m.
DHS boys tennis
ELK GROVE — Holding Monterey Trail to a total of seven points, Davis High’s boys tennis team swept past its hosts, 9-0, on Thursday.
Top-seeded Glenn Hull blanked Tommy Luu, 6-0, 6-0, in a quick singles match. But Garrett Hosley and Ben Alpers did the same to their opponents.
Andrew Dumit got past Nick Bravo, 6-2, 6-1, Paul Klavins won, 6-1, 6-0, and Isaac Yee won, 6-2, 6-1.
In doubles, Matt Yee and Matt Buckley of Davis took out Son Yang and Dinh Le, 6-0, 6-1. Devils Connor Quinn and Spencer Park also easily won, 6-0, 6-1. Only Phillip Tin and Manraj Gill were pushed, beating the Trail’s duo of James Osumah and Jhun Bassi, 6-4, 6-3.
Anibaba from 40!
PEORIA, Ill. — You’ve got to see this …
Former Davis High soccer STAR Jalil Anibaba — now of the MLS’ Chicago Fire — nailed a 40-yard game-winner in a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids in the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday.
Anibaba moved the ball forward on the right from midfield and two steps later fired a shot that zipped into the top near post.