Falcons prevail, blow out Comets
Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 15:10
There was one word to describe the women’s soccer team’s play after being shut out 9-0 in Friday’s game against Solano Community College — fatigued.
From the start of the contest it was clear there was something wrong with Contra Costa College (1-7-2 overall, 0-3-1 in the Bay Valley Conference) as its energy level was low throughout the first half.
“We looked like a tired team,” coach Nikki Ferguson said.
The Comets’ weak defense could not hold off the Falcons’ (3-4-2 overall, 2-0-1 in the BVC) offensive attack as it gave up five goals in the first half.
Falcon midfielder Janelle Richards scored SCC’s first goal 14 minutes into the game while forward Angie Dooley scored the squad’s second goal 10 minutes later.
The Falcons scored their next three goals within a span of 10 minutes.
The Comets came into Friday’s game coming off a 4-4 draw against Yuba College at home on Oct. 2.
Against SCC, Comet defenders failed to get back on defense, which caused goalie Jazmin Escobar to step outside of her goal area several times, giving the Falcons easy scoring opportunities.
“We were just standing and watching,” Comet midfielder Michelle Padilla said. “I don’t know why there wasn’t energy.”
By halftime Solano was up 5-0.
The Comets will face Napa Valley College (1-7-1 overall, 1-1-1 in the BVC) Thursday at home at 3:30 p.m.
Ferguson said his players looked like they were not into the game and had no passion to win.
Comet midfielder Laura Hurtado agreed.
Hurtado said the team was not aggressive enough and no communication was displayed.
“I saw it for myself. We weren’t trying,” she said.
The only goal from CCC came from forward Hazel Centeno, but the point was removed when the Comets were ruled offside.
Ferguson said he expected more from his team and could not explain why there was a lack of movement and trust between his Comet players.
“We didn’t play well. We were fatigued and I don’t know why,” Ferguson said.
Ferguson said his young players do not understand the importance of consistency.
“We’re good and talented,” Comet defender Brianna Dotson said. “I don’t know if we showed that today.”