The previously undefeated Del Oro girls soccer team picked a bad time to play its worst match of the season - today's Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship game at Cosumnes Oaks High School and against Sierra Foothill League rival Woodcreek, to boot.
Woodcreek came out fast, strong and focused in scoring three first-half goals en route to a stunning 4-0 win over a a rival that had allowed only three goals total entering the match.
Del Oro (9-1-7) nosed out second-place Woodcreek (13-2-7) for the league title in the highly competitive SFL. Del Oro went 4-0-6; Woodcreek 4-1-5.
Today's match was expected to be close because both had played to two ties (1-1 and 0-0) during league play.
But Del Oro's defense had no answer for Woodcreek senior Rachel Dortch, who scored the Timberwolves' first and third goals and assisted on Kristin Womack's second half goal. Lauren Hayano had Woodcreek's other goal.
Woodcreek also was a formidable defensive team. It posed 16 shutouts and allowed seven goals in 22 matches.