Girls Soccer: Urban drops Drew, Lick dominates Convent to advance to BCL West semis

Drew forward Cali Ranahan is swarmed by Urban defenders at Crocker Amazon Playground on Friday. (Photo by Tawnya Gray)

By Josh Levine

After falling to Drew in the final game of the Bay Counties League West regular season on Monday, Urban School responded by knocking the Dragons out of postseason play with a 2-0 win in the first round of the BCL West playoffs on Friday at Crocker Amazon Playground.

“We came out Monday and lost 3-0 to Drew, and look what happened today,” said Urban Head Coach Antony Reyes. “Look what that says about this team. I told them that Monday’s game was simply a practice. We were getting in shape for today.”

The Dragons came out firing but caught some unfortunate bounces along the way. The first goal of the game came from Urban’s Dana Lee, after her shot bounced off the top of the crossbar and into the net.

“It might have been nerves, but we didn’t come out today ready to play,” said Dragons Head Coach Drew Meuer. “We beat them 3-0 earlier in the week so we knew they were going to come at us hard. They threw everything at us today.”

With the victory, Urban advances to face top-seeded Marin Academy Tuesday at Kezar Stadium.

“We’ve had our two best games of the season against Marin Academy,” said Reyes. “I’m totally confident against them. We lost to them 2-0 at their place after dominating the entire game and tied them at Crocker and they were lucky to tie with us. I am pumped for Tuesday. I will 100 percent guarantee we win against Marin.”

Scoring Summary

U – 29th minute – Dana Lee
U – 60th minute – Haley Pacheco

Lick-Wilmerding 5, Convent 1

Lick-Wilmerding's Emily Duh. (Photo by Doug Ko)

Lick-Wilmerding High School scored four goals in the first half en route to its 5-1 victory over Convent in the first round of the BCL West playoffs on Friday at Crocker Amazon Playground.

Lick-Wilmerding’s Emily Duh had two goals in the first half and added another goal in the 71st minute to complete her hat trick.

“The girls came out today and did the things we asked of them,” said Lick-Wilmerding Head Coach Matt Kurnick. “They really executed our game plan well. The second half we got to rest some of our starters who are nursing injuries or are overworked. We are getting ready for University.”

The Cubs managed one goal early in the second half on a free kick deflected in by Scarlett Kirk.

“When we scored we got pumped up and we thought we could get back in the game,” said Cubs Head Coach Elena DeSantis. “We had our opportunities. Kirk gave us plenty of amazing crosses, but we couldn’t finish.”

With the win Friday, the Tigers advance to the semifinal round to face University. The Tigers lost both matches in the regular season, 1-0 and 3-1.

Scoring Summary

L – 2nd minute – Melanie Brown, assist Sarah Roach
L – 10th minute – Emily Duh, assist Lucia Calthorpe
L – 25th minute – Roach, assist Duh
L – 33rd minute – Duh, assist Calthorpe
C – 44th minute – Scarlett Kirk
L – 71st minute – Duh, assist Roach

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3 Comments

  1. A.S. says:

    Urban truly played their hearts out in this game, and are clearly an amazing team!

  2. DLI says:

    From the Urban-Drew summary:

    ” We lost to them (Marin Academy) 2-0 at their place after dominating the entire game …” I was at that game. Didn’t look that way to me at all.

    “I will 100 percent guarantee we win against Marin.” They played a good game, but… lost.

    MA parent

  3. DLI says:

    Oh, and I want to make clear, I think Urban has a great soccer team, and they played really well against MA. It could very easily have gone either way.

    I just think their coach needs to think a bit more before talking. (He was almost ejected from the game after being warned at least twice by the referees.)

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