Atascadero outscores opponents 16-1, Templeton outscores opponents 14-2

Both the Atascadero and Templeton high school girls soccer teams went on the road this weekend for a pair of two-day tournaments and each celebrated Saturday afternoon, Dec. 14, by hoisting a trophy over their heads.

The Eagles spent the weekend in Fresno playing in the Peggy Renberg Holiday Classic and went 3-1, while the Greyhounds went 4-0 in Bakersfield playing for the Mira Monte Lions Cup. 

The Greyhound girls cruised to victory in Lions Cup action over the weekend and outscored their opponents 16-1. Atascadero’s lone allowed goal came in their first game of the weekend when they played Bakersfield-Independence.

The Templeton girls soccer teams huddles together for a picture after winning the Peggy Renberg Holiday Classic over the weekend. (Contributed photo)

The Hounds beat Independence 2-1 in their opener and caught a break with their next game. Due to one of the teams not showing up, Mira Monte’s junior varsity was slotted into the open spot and Atascadero played them in the second game, winning 7-0 and went into day two full of confidence. 

In the semifinals, the Hounds played Golden West, and again their defense was strong, allowing AHS to punch their ticket to the championship against the host Mira Monte. 

Mira Monte’s varsity did not avenge the loss their JV team suffered and almost got beat worse. The Hounds rolled to a 5-0 victory in the title game to win the cup. 

The Atascadero girls soccer team takes a picture together after winning the Mira Monte Cup. (Contributed photo)

While the Eagles dropped one game over the weekend, they outscored their opponents 14-2 and only allowed one team to score. Templeton opened the tournament against Farmerville and won 8-0 with six different girls scoring goals.

Templeton played Tulare Union in the second game, but was held scoreless in the second half while allowing two goals and lost 2-1. 

Saturday, the Eagles played Visalia-El Diamante in the Division II semifinals in another defensive matchup, but this time emerged victorious 1-0.

In the championship, Templeton played Atwater-Buhach Colony and brought their offense, scoring two goals in the first half and two in the second to win 4-0.

Getting through this together, Atascadero