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Casa loses to Carrillo in soccer playoffs

  • Casa Grande's Nick Klimenko, right, left and James Pierpoint of Maria Carrillo attempt to obtain control of the soccer ball, Saturday Nov. 3, 2012 during the CIF North Coast Section soccer tournament at Elsie Allen High School in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

James Pierpoint scored three goals and the defense sparkled Saturday as Maria Carrillo High battered Casa Grande, 5-0, in a North Coast Section Division I boys soccer quarterfinal at Elsie Allen.

The win improves the No. 1-seeded Pumas' record to 21-0-2. The Gauchos, seeded eighth, finish the season 7-5-1. Carrillo had beaten Casa Grande twice previously in North Bay League play.

Casa Grande vs. Maria Carrillo Soccer


Pierpoint's biggest goal was his first, a penalty kick just 10 minutes into a match that the Gauchos had dominated early.

"I got taken down by three guys in the box," Pierpoint said of the play that resulted in a penalty call and the game's first score.

Casa Grande coach Lee Summerscales saw it differently.

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