Soccer starts playoff push

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With four matches left in its Sierra Foothill League season, the Del Oro High School’s girls soccer team faces an uphill battle to reach the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section’s Div. II playoffs. The Lady Eagles, who dropped a tough 1-0 match to SFL leading Rocklin before the spring break, found themselves with a record of 2-4 in the SFL going into this week’s matches. Currently in fourth place, and two matches behind third place standing Granite Bay, Del Oro will most likely have to run the table in their final four matches to have an outside shot at one of the league’s three playoff berths. Following Rocklin (5-1-1) in order are Roseville (4-1-1), Granite Bay (4-2), Del Oro (2-4) Woodcreek (1-3-2) and Nevada Union (0-4). One strong point that Del Oro does have in its playoff hopes is the fact that two of the rmaining matches are against two teams ahead of them in the schedule — Granite Bay and Friday night at home versus Roseville at 7 p.m. Next week the Lady Eagles play on Monday at Nevada Union (3:30) and on Wednesday at Woodcreek (7:30). In their last match versus Woodcreek, the Lady Eagles received goals from Lauren Gollnick, Kaleigh Landberg and Jordan McDaniel to stymie the t-Wolves, 3-1. Casey Ball also played well in goal for the winners.