CIF-SS Girls Soccer Playoffs: La Serna cruises into Division 5 semifinals

RIVERSIDE – La Serna High School has had it relatively easy during the first two rounds of the CIF-Southern Section girls soccer playoffs.
Friday was no different for the Lancers.
Moriah Earley scored two goals and Michelle Reed had a goal and two assists as No. 4-seeded La Serna cruised to a 5-0 victory over host Woodcrest Christian in a Division 5 quarterfinal.
The Lancers, also getting two assists from Elisabeth Hernandez and one goal each from Savannah Francis and Jen Reed, improved to 19-5-4 and will host either top-seeded Cabrillo, of Lompoc, or Lakeside in Tuesday’s semifinals.
The Royals, who were held to four shots, two of which were soft directs toward the La Serna goal, finished 14-4-4.
The Lancers, who have outscored the opposition 14-2 in their three playoff victories, showed that trait early, scoring in the 15th and 22nd minutes for a 2-0 lead by halftime. La Serna also dominated play for much of the half, outshooting Woodcrest 10-2 during the first 40 minutes.
Reed broke through early, taking a deep pass from Danielle Telles down the right side before putting a hard shot in the left corner for a 1-0 lead.
La Serna then went up 2-0 seven minutes later on a corner kick. Michelle Reed made a perfect cross pass to Jen Reed, who slipped it across the goal line for the two-goal advantage.
La Serna coach Tessa Troglia: “We’ve been working real hard in practice and that effort is translating (to the games). It’s a reason why we had this success (during the first three rounds). I honestly didn’t even know (what our seed was). That doesn’t matter to us at all. We don’t care about rankings, we don’t care about seedings. End of the day, you have to play your best to beat the best. And we believe we are one of the best teams out here.”

La Serna 5, Woodcrest Chrisitan 0

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  • Real Deal

    Correction in your article – Its not Alex Reed. It’s Alex Kidd.