Lack of communication leads to defeat
Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 15:10
Winning has not been easy for the women’s soccer team in 2012.
A lack of communication between Contra Costa College players resulted in 2-0 loss at home on Friday to College of Marin, marking the squad’s third consecutive loss.
“(The loss) is disappointing,” Comet midfielder Carla Perez said. “I felt that we could have done more as a team.”
The Comets (1-6-1 overall, 0-2 in the Bay Valley Conference) failed to find any rhythm on both sides of the ball, as the Mariners (1-3-1 overall, 0-0-1 in the BVC) were able to nab the victory.
The Comets will go on the road to face Solano Community College (1-4-2 overall, 0-0-1 in the BVC) Friday at 3:30 p.m.
So far this season the Comets have been shut out in two of their first eight games. Along with CCC’s inability to find consistency on both offense and defense, the squad mainly has had problems working together as a team.
“We weren’t going for the ball or moving for one another,” Comet midfielder Laura Hurtado said.
Hurtado said that while the CCC’s defense was strong throughout the game, it did not prevent them from making mistakes.
Comet midfielder Carla Perez said the team did not capitalize on the offensive opportunities that were presented to them during the game. While Comet goalkeeper Jasmine Escobar saved a shot attempted by Mariner forward Michela Carlson, the ball bounced off the goal post and Mariner forward Tia Ferrando was able to then score the first goal of the game with 15 minutes into the first half.
Escobar said the team had a lack of energy during the first half.
The Mariners stretched their lead further when forward Jane Lee scored another goal 10 minutes later.
Hurtado said she was nervous heading into the game because she had never played against the Mariners before.
The freshman said during the game she noticed COM communicating with each other and moving the ball well across the field.
“Throughout the game we heard the (COM players) calling out to each other and giving each other directions,” Hurtado said.
“(Marin) played better,” Perez said. “We just couldn’t keep up.”
She said the team felt confident heading into the game and was positive that they were going to seal a win.
“We could’ve won if we demonstrated better communication,” she said.