By Andrea Camarena

The No. 1 Woodlake Tigers ended their season last Thursday with a 1-0 loss to No. 2 Chowchilla in the Division IV championship game.

The East Sequoia League Tigers went undefeated in a league of teams from Exeter, Lindsay and Corcoran.

With their ranking, the Tigers were able to host the Valley game but the home advantage wasn't enough for the final victory.

Chowchilla had several opportunities to score in the first half but kept shooting wide.

And finally, Woodlake took control of the game as the half closed. The Tiger offense got creative as they began creating more opportunities to shoot.

Still, they were unable to put the ball in the net.

In the second half of play, Chowchilla's defense started off strong against the agressive Woodlake offense.

Woodlake made a strong effort to push the ball up the left side of the field but with Chowchilla placing two defenders on each Tiger forward, Woodlake struggled to take clear shots.

Halfway throug the quarter, the game switched modes and Chowchilla turned up their physical play all through the middle of the field.

After Woodlake's keeper made a jawdropping block of a 30 yard shot, the Redskins took a game-making corner kick.

Chowchilla's corner kick sailed towards the box and Woodlake kept it clear of the goal. But the clear didn't make it far enough and Chowchilla halfback Isabel Amezcua took a shot from just outside the 18 -yard mark and sailed it past the Tiger keeper. Chowchilla's offensive effort heightened after their goal and Woodlake's goalie refused to let another one pass. As the game hit the final stretch, Woodlake came back for several shots but were denied each time by the Redskin keeper.

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