Morrison's Goal Propels Thunder Soccer to Semi-Finals

By Jeremy McDonald

TRACY-- Once again, Maddy Morrison proved herself as a hero for the Rocklin girls soccer team versus Tracy.

Her 60th minute goal was the only game in the second round CIF-Sac Joaquin Section Division-II matchup Thursday as the Thunder defeated the Bulldogs 1-0, putting them one game away from the Section Finals.

"Maddy jumped on a loose ball and tapped it by their last defender," Rocklin Head Coach Paul Morrison.  "(She) took it into the box on her right foot and took the shot low past the diving keeper.

It was a possession game leading up to Morrison's goal, but the last ten minutes of the game was intense described Paul Morrison.

"The last ten minutes were pretty intense as they got off some good shots and three corner kicks," said Morrison of the final moments.  "We hung in there and finished off the shutout for the win."

Next is seventh-seeded Folsom Bulldogs on Wednesday at home.  It'll be the third time both team's have played against each other this season and both teams split the series in Sierra Foothill League play.

"Folsom will be tough," said Morrison.  "We'll just try to keep playing good soccer: possession and transition on attack and committing to hard work on defense."

Kickoff for the rubber match will be at 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 13 at Thunder Stadium in Rocklin.