Single goal keeps Lincoln from tourney crown

Roseville slips by 1-0 for title
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The Lincoln High School girls soccer junior varsity team came up a game short in their rain-soaked tournament Friday and Saturday after falling to Roseville, 1-0, in the championship. The Fighting Zebras’ amazing defense nearly carried them again but a long shot by the Tigers went off the goalkeepers fingertips for the only score in the contest. It was the first goal given up in eight games as the Lincoln JV now stands at 8-1. Yuba City _ In the semifinal clash the Zebras rolled past the Honkers 4-0. The win put the girls in blue in the championship. Woodcreek _ The Division II Timberwolves came into the tournament with a strong team but ended up third place after losing 1-0 to a determined Lincoln team. Lincoln’s Silvia Fernstrom made good on a penalty kick as the rain poured down and that score would hold up for the eventual win. “Sylvia Fernstrom made the shot and showed good composure,” said Lincoln assistant coach Bill Fraser. “In a game like this we’re not going to get many opportunities so we made good on the opportunity we got.” In spite to the extremely wet conditions, the Zebras attempted 12 shots on goal. However, most were wide of the mark as the rain-soaked soccer ball was difficult to control. “It’s just that when the ball becomes wet it skips a lot and makes funny bounces,” Fraser said, and added that in the rain it was easier to control the ball when in the air. “Once it hits the ground the ball can go anywhere and become unpredictable. Fraser said the JV girl’s success comes largely from their spirit and a willingness to buy into the team concept. Fraser said many of the players have never played competitive soccer, and some have never played soccer before. Lincoln High School Soccer Girls Junior Varsity Tournament Championship Game Roseville 1, Lincoln 0 Pool Games Lincoln 4, Yuba City 0 Lincoln 1, Woodcreek 0 Lincoln 1, Forest Lake Christian 0 (forfeit)