Valencia upsets No. 1 team

first_imgValencia, ranked No. 5 in the country by, outscored its five opponents at the tournament by a combined 17-0. Taylor had four of the shutouts and was named tournament MVP. -Ramona Shelburne Girls’ soccer: Desert Christian of Lancaster striker Haylie Oakleaf and Vasquez of Acton goalkeeper Natasha Jackson shared MVP honors at the fifth annual High Desert High School Soccer Coaches Association Senior All-Star game, which ended in a 2-2 tie at Antelope Valley College. Oakleaf, competing for the North team, returned from a left knee injury that had sidelined her since December to score the tying goal off an assist from Lancaster’s Patty Garcia in the 72nd minute. Jackson kept the South team in front for the majority of the contest, recording 13 saves. Paraclete of Lancaster’s Merakka Augenstein scored the South’s first goal in the 38th minute and assisted on a score 10 minutes later by Knight of Palmdale’s Analicia Chacon. Lancaster’s Jennifer Lopez netted the tying goal in between, following a shot by Quartz Hill’s Shannon Cox in the 44th minute. The Valencia High softball team upset the No. 1 team in the country, Canyon Del Oro (Ariz.), 2-0 Saturday in the championship game of the Tournament of Champions in Bullhead City, Ariz. Senior third baseman Jessica Spigner blasted a two-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to win it. Jordan Taylor struck out 16 batters and tossed a one-hitter. center_img Desert of Edwards’ Air Force Base goalkeeper Jacquelyn Hale recorded nine saves for the North. -Erik Boal 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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