Beaumont- The Palm Desert High School Girls Soccer team traveled to the Beaumont Winter classic on Thursday to face the Cajon Cowboys.
The Cowboys controlled the game early, but it was the Aztecs who were able to strike first. In the 10th minute, senior forward Malia Falk was able to capitalize on a defensive miscue by the Cowboys. She was able to steal the ball, chip it over the goalkeeper and then tap the ball into the open net. The score remained 1-0 into halftime.
After halftime, the Aztecs came out with a renewed intensity. Just three minutes into the second half Junior Ivana Gottwald was able to head home a wonderful corner kick from Ashley Samperio, to make the score 2-0.
15 minutes later, after some solid play from the Aztecs, freshman Katelyn Powers tallied her first high school and varsity goal by scoring off of a through ball from Myla Faddis. Goalkeepers Christelle Corchia and Amara Mike earned the combined shut out, each of them recording one save.
The Aztecs, now 3-0 on the young season, will play at 3 o’clock against either El Modena or Chaffey, on Friday at Beaumont Sports Park in the quarterfinals of the tournament.