Redlands makes CIF title game

first_imgEven with the win, the Terriers’ veteran coach had trouble dismissing the multiple long-range scores his team allowed to the Pumas, who had upset one high seed this postseason. “I was really upset with the goaltending,” said Fry, whose team will advance to the finals against top-seeded Murrieta Valley on Tuesday for the fourth time in program history. “We had some saves, but my gosh we need to go back and work on a few things.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Leading a team that bounced No. 2 Corona Santiago in the quarterfinals, Chaparral sophomore Mackenzie Mone scored a season-best eight goals. Many of those came from outside the five-meter mark as the Pumas (19-11) pushed the Terriers (23-7) for much of the match. “I wanted to get their back broken in the first quarter,” said Fry, whose team is looking to add to the Division title it won in 2000. “But those girls kept fighting.” Credit Mone for keeping the Pumas in the game. She keyed Chaparral in the opening period with two first-quarter goals and added two in the second to keep Redlands’ lead manageable at 7-5. She added two goals in each of the third and fourth periods to bring the Pumas to within 9-7 with 3:10 left in the third quarter. But Redlands — which got a combined five saves from keepers Carly Miller and Kirsten Twichell — scored three more times before the end of the period and added two more in the fourth to ensure the Terriers’ fourth finals berth. Redlands lost in both 2004 and 2005 and will have to beat Murrieta Valley, which owns a 27-game winning streak to grab the title. center_img CORONA – Matt Fry grimaced and shook his head. His third-seeded Redlands girls water polo team – on the steam of four goals each from Sharon Dyer and Doris Tran – had just outlasted unseeded Temecula Chaparral, 14-10, on Friday in the CIF Southern Section Division V semifinals at Corona Roosevelt High School. last_img

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