Varsity vs S. Torrance High School 12/10 Disappointing 1-3 Loss

47a4cc27b3127cce9854b78418fe00000015102AZMm7Vq5bM-Wednesday December 10 @ 3:00 PM home game vs South Torrance HS: Costa appeared to have a hard time getting into sync with its passing game & ball control while S. Torrance seemed to have the balls bouncing their way in a disappointing 1-3 Costa preseason home loss. One bounce in particular gave a S. Torrance attacker the opportunity to split 2 Costa defenders and race them towards the goal where she was able to get off a well-placed shot just out of the reach of the Costa keeper. Costa worked to get a 1st half equalizer with a couple of quality chances including a header that beat the S. Torrance keeper but hit the crossbar & bounced straight down just outside the goal line. 10 minutes into the 2nd half, a speedy S. Torrance attacker carried the ball wide right alongside a Costa defender but was able to turn the corner & get off a crossing shot inside the far post. Costa kept working hard to get several shots and with 10 minutes left Emily Flaig got Costa’s lone score after a nice cross was redirected back to her in front of the goal by a teammate where Emily took advantage of the opening before the crossed up S. Torrance keeper could recover. While Costa got a lift from that goal, S. Torrance again showed the speed of their forwards when one of them, shoulder to shoulder with a Costa defender, rushed towards the goal & barely got off a low shot past the Costa keeper to seal the 3-1 win.