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Washington Union gets 2 goals from Sydney Kuma to upset Orosi High in Div. V soccer

Washington Union senior striker Sydney Kuma celebrates a goal in the fourth minute of play -- and added another second-half-goal on a header -- to help her team to a 2-0 win over Orosi High in a CIF Central Section Division V girls soccer playoff game.
Washington Union senior striker Sydney Kuma celebrates a goal in the fourth minute of play -- and added another second-half-goal on a header -- to help her team to a 2-0 win over Orosi High in a CIF Central Section Division V girls soccer playoff game. jesparza@vidaenelvalle.com

Orosi High had the home turf advantage, plus a No. 2 seed.

It also boasted a better season record at 14-2-4.

Washington Union came into Monday’s match with a lackluster 13-12-3 record.

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Washington Union goalkeeper CeCe López and teammate Karyme Hernández work to keep the ball out of the net against Orosi High in a CIF Central Section Division V girls soccer playoff game. JUAN ESPARZA LOERA jesparza@vidaenelvalle.com

What the visiting team also had was multi-sport star Sydney Kuma, who was a sophomore at Caruthers High when she signed to play softball at the University of Georgia.

Kuma, who also plays on the Washington Union basketball team, scored on a break-away in the fourth minute of play and sealed the victory with a second-half header to pace her team to a 2-0 win over the defending section champions.

That earned Washington Union a semifinal matchup against Kerman High in the CIF Central Section Division V championships.

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