IMPERIAL — Ana Nava erupted for four goals Friday night as Central Union High's girls soccer team blitzed host Imperial High 5-0.
"I didn't do it by myself," Nava said. "I had help. You have to give the team credit.
"I was just the one who took the shots," she added.
Spartans coach Nabil Noujaim was particularly pleased with Central's defense, especially the play of goalie Clarissa Maldonado.
"She had never played soccer before," Noujaim said of Maldonado, who registered her sixth shutout of the season.
Noujaim also praised the defensive play of his fullbacks, including Jamie Gray, Brenda Galindo, Stormie Morton and Alma Gutierrez.
Equally impressive was Nava, who pointed out she is averaging about two goals a game. She scored two goals in each half.
Her first goal midway through the first period gave Central a 2-0 lead. She rifled a shot from the right side that slipped through the Imperial keeper's hands as she reached up for the ball.