Girls soccer loses in final minutes to Summit High

Tiffany Abril scores lone goal in second half as Colton loses first league match of the season.


Annaleigha Garcia

Tiffany Abril keeps the ball away from the Summit defense during Colton’s 2-1 loss to the SkyHawks.

Colton, CA—During the winter break, Colton traveled to Summit High for a league match against the SkyHawks, which ended in a 1-1 tie. On Wednesday night, the two faced off again at Memorial Stadium. This time the intense match ended with a 2-1 Colton loss.

Summit took the lead with 24 minutes left in the first half as senior Aitiana Almazo scored on a goal that was perfectly placed in the top right corner of Colton’s net, well out of the reach of goalkeeper Joleena Silberman.

The second half started off physical, with both teams fighting to score. Colton rallied, fighting to tie it up with 15 minutes left to play on a goal by Tiffany Abril. Abril kicked a 30-yard shot that looked to be saved by Summit goalkeeper Makenna Servello on a dramatic leap. However, Servello came down with the ball inside the goal line, giving the point to Colton.

In a surprising turn, Summit took the 2-0 lead on a goal by junior Delaney Silvey in the last 8 minutes. She scored on a corner kick that slipped by the Colton defense.

Head coach Manuel Flores was frustrated by the loss. “The second goal shouldn’t have happened, the girls could have played better,” he said. “They were not there mentally the first half and they barely woke up towards the end. By then it was too late.”

With this loss, Colton is now 2-1-2 in the San Andreas League and 6-3-3 overall. Tonight they continue their homestand with a match against district rivals Bloomington High.



Boys soccer continued their winning ways, traveling to Summit High on Wednesday night and defeating the SkyHawks 3-2. They improve their record in league to 3-1, with an overall record of 10-4-1. They travel tonight to Bloomington to play the Bruins.