Regionals final preview: Santa Margarita vs. Tesoro
CIF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONALS FINAL
Santa Margarita (21-5-2) vs. Tesoro (24-6-3)
Where/when: Santiago Canyon College, Saturday, 3 p.m.
Fan info: Tickets, $12 general admission; $8 seniors, children and students (with valid ASB card). A daily parking pass is required.
Outlook: Santa Margarita is 2-0 against Tesoro this year. The Eagles have shown a proclivity to perform well in close playoff games, winning a pair of one-goal games and advancing twice on penalty kicks. A group of sophomores, which includes Chloe Boice, Dani Spensiero, Kristin Daniels and Gwyneth George, have helped propel Santa Margarita. The Titans look mainly to Skylar Smith and Ally Cook to generate their offense. Tesoro’s experience in the back needs to make sure the Titans keeps things close early. That responsibility falls to defenders Maddi Simmons and Kelsey Adair, and goalie Samantha Cude.