Green Side Earns 4-0 Win in Cal Poly Intrasquad Scrimmage

Green Side Earns 4-0 Win in Cal Poly Intrasquad Scrimmage

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The Green-uniform side earned a 4-0 victory over their White-jersey counterparts at Alex G. Spanos Stadium, winning the Cal Poly women's soccer program's intrasquad scrimmage wrapping up the 2019 preseason on Friday night.

In a scrimmage consisting of two 35-minute halves, the White squad created the first couple chances of the evening, including a shot for Jessica Johnson four minutes in which angled just wide. 

However, the Green team made its possessions count, beginning in the 12th minute when freshman Madison Demijohn played a cross in from the left side of the box to another first-year Mustang, Camille Lafaix, who settled the ball and capitalized for the 1-0 lead. It was the second goal of this preseason for Lafaix, a San Jose Earthquakes Development Academy & Archbishop Mitty grad out of Los Gatos.

One of White's best looks before intermission came in the 26th minute, when Sidra Bugsch landed a corner kick inside the box for Leah Kellogg, whose header would've leveled the match, but sophomore goalkeeper Ava Dorvillier made a diving save to keep her shutout. 

Green doubled their lead in the 31st minute, applying pressure leading to a misplay behind the back line resulting in an own-goal. Despite the 2-0 deficit at the break, White held a 9-5 advantage in total shots over the first 35 minutes.

The 42nd minute saw a rare sister-to-sister shot-&-save scenario, as following a deflected shot-on-goal by junior Georgina Stiegeler, Leah Kellogg (a junior transfer from Kansas State) headed a corner, only to be saved by her younger sibling, freshman keeper Lindsay Kellogg (also a Los Alamitos High grad). All four Cal Poly goalkeepers played in the exhibition.

Another freshman got on the board in the 47th minute, when Nikki Trucco converted an assist from fellow Class of 2019 signee Olivia Ortiz to make it 3-0. It was the second assist in three preseason games for Ortiz. 

Then in the 50th minute, Trucco was fouled just above the penalty area, setting up a free kick. The Green squad's Monserrat Hernandez Marquez arced a perfect shot from just under 25 yards over the reach of Molly Monroe, finalizing the 4-0 score. Despite the loss, the White squad held a 15-9 edge in overall shot attempts for the game.

Cal Poly will begin the regular season at San Jose State on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. The Mustangs continue their season-opening trip heading north, visiting Sacramento State at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25.