CQ Athletes in the News

Junior Kim Marshall had the Wilson goal in regulation, a clutch 30-meter blast in the upper left corner in first half stoppage time to overcome a 1-0 deficit.

“That was an epic battle,” Wilson coach Jason Kirkwood said. “The trainers earned their pay tonight.

“They (Aliso) play a certain style – it’s very physical, very organized and very frustrating to play against. We just had to battle hard. It would have been very easy to get down after falling behind, 1-0. Kim’s great goal gave us some life.”

“We’ve played them before and we knew to expect a physical game,” said Marshall,

the junior midfielder. “We just had to stay focused and not let them take us out of our game.”

Aliso Niguel scored on Lauren Brenner’s header off a corner kick with 12 minutes left in the first half.

In extra time, Mendiola maintained possession out of a collision and passed to Marshall in the center of the field.

“I saw the defender come out to pressure, and then she stopped,” Marshall said. “That gave me a chance to get a clean shot off a bounce.”

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