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5A-8 girls soccer: Newsome repeats in convincing fashion

GIBSONTON — Newsome made it back-to-back district championships with a 3-0 shutout of top-seeded East Bay in Friday night's Class 5A, District 8 final.

That marked a drastically different result for those teams, which had tied three times in the past four years. East Bay (12-4-2) moved up this season and played Newsome to a 2-2 draw in December.

"It's nice to be on top," Newsome coach Kelly Townsend said. "It's something that we strive for every year."

The second-seeded Wolves (15-3-4) carried play for most of the game, pulling away in the second half on two goals by Caroline Evers.

"We were only up 1-0, so we wanted to come out in the second half and come out strong and put the game away before it got out of hand," Townsend said.

Evers, a sophomore who has yet to miss on a penalty kick this season, kept that streak intact by beating Indians keeper Andrea Owens on a low shot to the right side in the 51st minute.

"The more I take the more confidence I get with them," Evers said of PKs.

Evers, who was awarded that PK after East Bay defender Isabel Vasquez took down Karina Gutsche in the penalty box, added a fluke goal off a corner kick that Owens mishandled in the 60th minute.

"I was surprised because I thought it was going out," Evers said of her hooking corner kick that trickled in. "When it went in it was like icing on the cake."

Jackie Simpson gave the Wolves a 1-0 lead with her 14th goal in the sixth minute. Simpson took a cross from the left side from Shea Rhoney and kicked it under the crossbar on a point-blank shot.

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5A-8 girls soccer: Newsome repeats in convincing fashion 01/22/10 [Last modified: Friday, January 22, 2010 11:25pm]
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