In less than one full season in Mandarin orange and green, Taliah Brooks has made the message clear to opposing defenses: Look out.

"When she gets the ball at her feet," Mandarin girls soccer coach Tony Cuthbertson said, "she's dynamic."

The freshman forward scored both goals for the Mustangs to defeat Stanton 2-1 in Wednesday night's Gateway Conference girls soccer semifinal at Losco Regional Park, keeping Mandarin in the hunt for a rare Gateway Conference boys and girls soccer double.