Oak Ridge in control after 3-0 win over Vista

By: Staff Report
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Oak Ridge High’s varsity girls’ soccer team will be one of the three teams from the Sierra Valley Conference to make the playoffs. It’s still up in the air, however, as to where the team will finish in the standings. Oak Ridge played its final league game Monday against Union Mine. If the Lady Trojans won, they will finish no worse than second place in the league. If Christian Brothers defeated Vista del Lago on Monday, the Falcons would need a win over Ponderosa today to win the conference. If Vista defeated Christian Brothers, the Eagles would need a win over Galt today to tie Oak Ridge for first in the league. Finally, if Vista and Christian Brothers tied on Monday, Oak Ridge would win the league if it defeated Union Mine. The Trojans turned the tables on the Eagles on April 26, handing Vista a 3-0 loss, the same score in which the Eagles defeated Oak Ridge earlier in the season. Tiffani Reimers, Jessica Domenichelli and Cori Davis scored in the win, while Ashley Pearl kept Vista off the scoreboard. Domenichelli finished with one goal and one assist in her first match against Vista this season. She missed the first game but came back with a vengeance in the second. “We felt confident against Vista because the last time we played them we were missing a couple key players,” Domenichelli said. “Usually if we start out (intense) from the beginning we stay intense and I think that was the difference in this game. We’ve been to playoffs every year and when we get there everyone is pretty confident. Beating Vista is the main confidence booster because they were the team to beat in league.” Oak Ridge coach Henry Reis was pleased with his team’s play, as well as the win. “We played a much better defensive game this time around,” Reis said. “Our midfield also did a better job of finding the second pass. We changed our lineup a bit from the last time around and went with five midfielders. I don’t think Vista adjusted to it very well so the pressure was on them.” The Lady Trojans finished the week with a 0-0 draw against Ponderosa. Brett Ransford contributed to this story.