In a close competitive game, COD (3-5-1; 2-2-1) brings home a tie at Mt. San Jacinto (2-4-3; 2-1-2).
Freshman midfielder Jennifer Salcido (Thermal Coachella Valley), scored her 1st college goal in the 44th minute which propelled the Roadrunners into halftime with the lead. They were able to out shoot Mt. San Jacinto 9-3 in the first 45 minutes. Freshman goal keeper Marqisha Zamudio-Ontiveros (Thermal Coachella Valley) had some really key saves during the 1st and 2nd half finishing with seven solid saves. The Eagles would score in the 75th minute to equalize. The remainder of the 2nd half was back and forth and could have gone either on a fairly windy afternoon in Menifee. Defensively, Desert had some solid help on the back-line with freshman forward Jaidah Martin (Rancho Mirage H.S.), freshman defender Yesenia Torres (Thermal Desert Mirage), sophomore defender Fernanda Rodriguez (Thermal Coachella Valley), sophomore defender Taylor Doyle (La Quinta H.S.) and freshman defender Delaney Hall (Palm Desert H.S.) contributing to the hard nosed defense.
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Information provided by COD Sports Information. Story by Garrett Estrin (COD Women's Soccer head coach). Photo by Michael Leone Photography (firstname.lastname@example.org)