The Golden Bears’ 3-0 Victory over Cypress Earns a Trip to the Final Game against San Luis Obispo
Temecula Valley cruised past Cypress 3-0 in the CIF-SS Division 2 Girls Soccer Semifinal on Tuesday at Cypress High. The victory advances the Golden Bears to the Championship game this Saturday. Temecula will travel to San Luis Obispo to take on the Tigers who are 23-1 this season.
“We’ve been battling all year to get to this point,”said Temecula Valley Coach Jennifer Guinn. “How exciting that we are going to go to the CIF finals.” The last time that the Golden Bears were in a CIF Championship game was way back in 2007.
Jo Marie Vanderbyl scored the first goal for the Golden Bears. Emma Thrapp floated a perfectly placed corner kick to Vanderbyl, who headed the ball into the net. Thrapp had two assists for Temecula in the game.
Mackenzie Vehlow scored the next two goals. Emilee Garret threw a ball from the sidelines to Vehlow, who’s header went past the goal keeper to give the Bears a 2-0 lead in the 34th minute. Vehlow scored the third and final goal in the 60th minute.
Temecula advances to the Championship game having defeated Marina 3-1, Corona del Mar 2-1, El Dorado 3-2 in double overtime and Cypress. The Golden Bears were ranked 7th in the final CIF Southern Section Polls.
San Luis Obispo was unranked and beat Agoura 4-3, Warren 2-1, Redondo Union 3-0 and Sunny Hills 2-1 in double overtime.