Sultana left no doubt tonight, as Brianna Gonzalez scored twice and Britney Roberts had a goal and an assist for the victorious Sultans, who felt like this year’s victory redeemed the close, penalty-kick nature of last year’s triumph against Granite Hills.
“This was a lot less nerve-wracking,” Sultana coach Daniel Polmounter said. “We proved a point tonight. All we’ve been hearing is how Granite is going to run the score up on us. We just played hard the entire time.”
Granite Hills had its chances at times and was only outshot 11-9, but the Cougars fell in the title game for the third straight year. In four title-game appearances since 2006, all Granite Hills has to show for it is a split title in 2006 back when the CIF awarded two titles in the event of regulation ties.
Cougars coach Mike Bradbury didn’t want to talk, instead asking Daily Press reporter Matthew Peters and I to direct the story toward Sultana. That story will be available in a couple hours online and in the paper tomorrow.