Skyview soccer taking care of business

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THORNTON — The Skyview girls soccer team are off to an impressive start.

Not only have the Wolverines cruised out to a perfect 7-0 record to start the season, they are doing it in dominating fashion.

Through seven games, Skyview has scored 62 goals which is the most in state and is averaging nearly eight goals a game.

“We’re scoring a lot of goals and its fun,” Skyview coach Abbie Page said.

“I have five different girls that can score goals, which is way different than the last two years.”

The Wolverines have two of the top goal scorers in the state. Senior midfielder Jazmyne Escobar is averaging 3.2 goals a game, which is second in the state. Senior Brenda Vazquez isn’t too far behind, with 2.4 goals a game - which is the third highest average in the state.

Escobar is also leading the team with 13 assists, and has had five games with three goals or more.

She scored four against Alameda earlier this season.

In all the Wolverines have had seven different players scored this season, including freshman sensation Amanda Carpio, who has six goals.

“We have a lot of talented girls,” Page said. “The seniors are huge for us and the girls play well together. It’s so nice.”

What makes it more impressive is the Wolverines aren’t too shabby on the other side of the field. Skyview has only allowed one goal this season, a fluke goal against Elizabeth which just sailed over the keeper’s head.

“We just aren’t letting them on our half of the field,” Page said. “The girls are just being solid.”

The pressure up front has taken pressure off of senior goalkeeper Brandie Woodson, who is in her third year as the Wolverines’ keeper.

Woodson has 12 saves on the season, including six shutouts.

The big test for the Wolverines will be Thursday against Englewood, which holds a perfect 6-0 record and has outscored its opponents 53-2.

“We are excited for the challenge,” Page said.