SACRAMENTO — Following an emotionally charged Delta Valley Conference opener against Franklin on Monday, plus some sloppy weather and an undermanned team due to spring break, the Davis High girls soccer team could have easily suffered a letdown on Wednesday at Grant.
Instead, the Blue Devils pounded the Pacers, 7-0, staying undefeated in DVC play, including Monday’s 2-2 tie.
“After playing Franklin and getting so pumped up for that game — and with spring break — the challenge was to get pumped up for the second game of the week,” said DHS coach Sara Stone, who added that her team played with just one sub among field players. “I thought we did a really good job, we were relaxed and creative at times.”
The Devils (9-1-2) got a pair of goals from junior Suleikha Sutter and single tallies from 11th-graders Hannah Thompson and Melissa Teuber, sophomore Gaby Herrera and freshmen Sidra Bugsch and Julia Curtis.
“Getting two goals from Suleikha was nice, she’s a real scrappy player in the box,” Stone said. “And Hannah Thompson is a midfielder who did a really good job. She got an opportunity (Wednesday) and did well.
“We are doing a really good job going to goal, and we just need to make sure we stay organized in the back.”
Davis is back on the pitch for a pair of games next week, playing at Laguna Creek (4 p.m. Monday) before hosting Monterey Trail on Wednesday at 5 p.m.