Girls soccer struggles on offense

Ramona High School girls soccer coach believes that the team’s defense is playing well, but the Bulldogs are struggling offensively.

“We can’t figure out a way to get in close enough to take a shot,” Coach George Garcia said.

Ramona fell to 1-6-1 for the 2008-09 season, including 0-2 in Valley League competition, with a 4-0 loss Jan. 6 to Mt. Carmel in both teams’ Valley League opener and a Jan. 8 home loss to Oceanside.

Mt. Carmel led 3-0 at halftime.

 “The girls played well, but we just can’t muster enough offense to get any scoring going,” Garcia said.

The Bulldogs had fewer than five shots for the entire game.

“Girls came back in the second half, played a lot better,” Garcia said.

Ramona took a lead against Oceanside when Silvia Villegas scored the game’s first goal on a free kick midway in the first half.  The Pirates, however, overcame that lead with two headers off corner kicks and led 2-1 at halftime.

That was all the Pirates needed for their win.

“The second half we couldn’t get any offense going,” Garcia said. “We have the players to be able to score.  We’re just not getting any good shots.”

   
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