Junior Bianca Doller made a triumphant return from an injury that kept her sidelined all last season by scoring four goals as Tempe Marcos de Niza (1-0) dominated visiting Phoenix Camelback, 8-1 in a 5A-II nonregion girls soccer match Wednesday.
Doller was an all-state second-team and all-region first-team selection her freshman year after breaking the school record with 24 goals, but missed her entire sophomore season with a broken foot.
While Doller was busy showing her coaches that she was healthy and ready to make a run at breaking her own record, her younger sister, freshman Alexandra, was continuing the family tradition by scoring two goals in her first high school game. Freshmen Kristin Sankey and Patti Compoy both scored for the Padres.
Sophomore Melissa Beck scored two goals and added an assist as Basha (1-0) defeated Casa Grande (1-1), 3-0. Beck scored the first two goals, then set up teammate Jordan Day on the third, as the Bears scored all three goals in the first half. Nicole Carbajal made five saves in pitching the shutout.
Linda Rijlaarsdam scored two goals to lead host Desert Ridge past Yuma 3-0 in a 5A-II nonregion game. Kirstey Woytus added a goal for the Jaguars (1-0). ... Kelli Arros had the game-winning goal in overtime and Jessica Sobczak put it out of reach with an overtime goal of her own as Red Mountain defeated Horizon 3-1 at Red Mountain High School in Mesa. Emily Samson scored the lone goal for the Huskies.
Senior Katie Shepard, who committed to play for Arizona State next year, scored two goals to lead Desert Vista (1-0) over Mesquite (0-1), 4-1. Katlyn Piotrowski and Carrie Whigham added goals for the Thunder and Dani De la Vina scored the only goal for the Wildcats. ...
Ariel Cook netted two goals for Gilbert in its rout of host Dobson, 5-0. Tigers’ Lindsay Benitez and Sam Conrad registered one goal and two assists each to go along Nicole Reese’s first high school goal. Kali Harmon posted the shutout, recording four saves.
Shannon Adair scored two goals and added an assist as host Chandler blanked Westwood 5-0 in a 5A-I nonregion game. Jen Johnson, Sara Breeding, and Selena Bracamonte added a goal each for the Wolves (1-0).
Houston Friend led visiting Scottsdale Christian past Arizona Lutheran 60-35 in a 2A nonregion game. Bo Barnes added 14 points for the Eagles (2-0).
Seton Catholic (2-0) won in impressive fashion, defeating Mingus 58-30 behind a balanced scoring attack and good team passing. Nick Gleisner led all scorers with 12 points, Thomas Hardy scored 11 points and pulled down eight rebounds, and Corey Vaughan contributed an all-around performance with nine points, six rebounds, four assists, and two steals for the Sentinels.
Cheryl Ralph scored 11 points but it was not enough as her Coronado Dons (1-6) fell to Independence, 57-38. Lea Alfred led all scorers with 22 for the Patriots.
Tempe High School won its first match of the season with a 43-42 win over Williams Field at Tempe High. John Sturdivant, Chad Goodthunder, Skyler Pennington, Evan Hillis, Isai Moreno, Alex Garcia, and Morgan Stingley all won by pin for the Buffaloes (1-0). Hillis had the best time as he pinned Carl Johnson in 1:08 in the 171 weight class. Williams Field won by forfeit five times and by pin two times. Heath Boeres pinned John Hawkins in the 135 weight class in a time of 1:49, and Rhett Schevrn pinned Michael Rivas in the 152 weight class with a time of 1:32 for the Black Hawks (0-1). The match came down to the final tiebreaker which Tempe High won.
T.J. Porti of Mountain Pointe won the 189-pound match by pinning his opponent in 1 minute, 11 seconds, but it wasn’t enough to lead his team to victory as Westwood defeated the Pride 59-21. The Pride’s Julian Hernendez pinned his opponent in the 171-pound match and Nick Youngblood won by decision in the 140-pound class as well.
A star-studded Marcos de Niza team dominated the four-way at Willow Canyon defeating host Willow Canyon 52-12, La Joya 67-3, and Central 65-3. The Padres’ team consists of five state finishers and a former two-time Junior High School champion. Dominic Sotelo, a freshman wrestling at 145-pounds, who won two Junior High School championships and is off to a 5-0 start this season, including three pins, all under two-minutes, last night. Nine other Padre wrestlers won all three of their matches. Frank Armenta (103), Jake Sondrup (112), Nate Gonzales (119), Chris Matuz (125), Josiah Stotts (130), Mike Backa (140), Aaron Pavlenko (189), Ron Gomez (215), and Mike Decker (285) all went undefeated on the day. Last year’s state runner-up at 160-pounds, Josh Rittenhouse, won both his matches. .