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The Sedona Red Rock High School girls soccer team ended a four-match losing streak Jan. 26 with an impressive 3-2 victory on the road over the Bears of Bradshaw Mountain High School.

Junior Holly Drotsmann, No. 11, looks to sprint past a defender with the ball Jan. 3.“It was nice to get a win to end the season like that. Bradshaw Mountain is a tough team, and the girls played well,” fifth-year Sedona Head Coach Tom Cadigan said.

The last time these two squads hooked up was at the beginning of the season Dec. 1, when the Scorpions came away with a 2-1 victory in overtime, needing penalty kicks [3-2] to get the win.

On Jan. 26, junior Cassi Sanchez began the scoring for the Scorpions in the 15th minute of play with a goal to put Sedona up, 1-0.

Sophomore Rachel Preshler followed suit in the 37th minute just before halftime, giving the Scorpions a 2-0 lead.

Up 2-1 midway through the second half, Sedona team captain and senior Catrina Lee-Wilkins scored on a penalty kick, giving the Scorpions a commanding 3-1 lead and eventually a 3-2 victory.

Sedona took 12 shots on goal against the Bears while junior goalkeeper Sierra Winters recorded 12 saves.

With the win, Sedona wraps up the 2011-2012 campaign with a 4-9 overall record. The Scorpions were 2-8 in Arizona Interscholastic Association power point play this season, ranking them No. 42 out of 48 schools in Division III.

“It was a tough schedule this year, and we did what we could, but we had a young squad this year,” Cadigan said.

The Scorpions graduate only Lee-Wilkins in May, leaving several juniors to return in 2012-2013 including Winters, Sanchez, Meredith Woodford, Marissa Surber, Holly Drotsmann, Jordan Matthews and Jillian Bradshaw.