Crossroads Lady Roadrunners Power Through Vistamar 4-1 To Advance In Playoffs

Crossroads Soccer Headed To Quarterfinals

Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013, 4:20:00 PM

Roger Morante

Crossroads Bella Hernandez(right) celebrates with Izzy Rosenstein after scoring a goal against Vistamar at home Tuesday evening.
Photo by Andy Preikschat
Crossroads Bella Hernandez(right) celebrates with Izzy Rosenstein after scoring a goal against Vistamar at home Tuesday evening.

Crossroads (16-4-1) defeated Vistamar (8-4-4) in the second round of the CIF Playoffs 4-1 scoring two goals in the first half and two goals in the second to power over the Vikings at home Tuesday evening.

With the win, the Roadrunners advance to the CIF Southern Section Quarterfinals.

Crossroads Girls Soccer Head Coach Albert Racca was happy with the win over Vistamar.

"Today's game was very important and we played very well," said Racca.  "Most of the opportunities that were created were because of our possession of the ball.  Our style of play is keeping the ball on the ground, finding the spaces, and playing like that."

Stand-out players in the game against Vistamar included Bella Hernandez, Ami Kalokoh, Izzy Rosenstein, and Carly Besser who each scored a goal a piece against Vistamar.

Hernandez is a dual-sport athlete at Crossroads High School who just signed her letter of intent last week, and will attend Rice University next Fall on a full athletic scholarship.

"I started soccer late due to Cross Country since we went all the way to state," said Hernandez.  "But as soon as I came in, it was great.  The girls were welcoming and we were doing so well and continued to get better and I'm really proud of the team for that."

Next game for Crossroads is away against Arroyo High School Thursday afternoon with the time TBA.

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