Webb girls soccer completes perfect season as they beat Arrowhead Christian and win Div. V regional title – Press Enterprise

CLAREMONT – Abigail Cook said the first half was something of “a fever dream.”

Cook scored early in the first half before adding another Saturday as Webb’s girls soccer team ended a perfect season with a 3-2 win over Arrowhead Christian in a rain-soaked CIF State Southern California Regional Division V championship game.

“The rain definitely added another element to the game. It almost felt like a fever dream. It didn’t feel real until we settled in,” Cook said.

The young attacking midfielder scored her team’s 100th goal of the season in the first 10 minutes and added another in the 54th minute as Webb (20-0-0) won his second championship in eight days.

“It makes me super happy because we’re getting our school’s name out there, and that’s something no team at this school has ever done,” Cook said.

Madeline Hood grabbed a second-half penalty and Laney Herrero scored in the last five minutes, but it wasn’t enough as Arrowhead Christian (22-3-0) lost to Webb for the second Saturday in a row.

“No offense but they scored two goals because of the weather (and) they took their chances,” said ACA coach Joey DeSantis.

Webb defeated ACA 3-2 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 6 final on March 5, and the Gauls took advantage of a slick surface on Saturday to go into half-time with a 2-0 lead.

“I think it’s a little different story if the weather was the same as last week — 90 degrees and sunny, but give them credit,” DeSantis said.

The Eagles earned a penalty in the third minute of the second half, and Hood put the Eagles on the scoreboard with their 45th goal of the season.

Webb patiently absorbed the pressure before bursting into a counterattack, and Cook’s left-footed shot gave the Gauls a 3-1 lead.

“We knew they wanted revenge, so when we went two goals we felt pretty confident,” Cook said.

With a two-goal lead, Webb was feeling comfortable again and content to sit back in a defensive stance, but ACA wasn’t done yet and Herrero gave the Eagles a chance with a goal in the 76th minute.

“Even though we didn’t win a trophy, it’s still a successful season. These girls never give up,” DeSantis said.


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