Soccer squad gives up six goals
Falcons start scoring goals early in game
Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013 15:10
FAIRFIELD — The women’s soccer team struggled offensively and was shut out 6-0 in its attempt to win a second Bay Valley Conference game in three days Friday here against Solano Community College (5-2-1 in BVC, 6-6-1 overall).
The Falcons started their offensive pressure just two minutes into the first half with a goal by SCC forward/midfielder Bryce Branagan-Franco, making the score 1-0.
“We were not controlling the ball in the first half of the game.” sophomore midfielder Yvonne Alanis said.
As the Comets (3-5 in the BVC, 5-8 overall) tried to match Solano’s offensive pressure in the first half, Falcons forward Megan Welsh scored the second goal to make it 2-0 with 32 minutes left. The Comets missed two shots at a goal with 10 minutes left in the half.
“The ball just didn’t go in the goal,” Alanis said.
As the second half started, Solano was a lot more physical on the field. The Falcons scored the first of their four second half goals with 42 minutes left in the game.
“My defense was not prepared today,” Comet keeper Jazmin Escobar said.
As the Comets continued to struggle throughout the second half, CCC gave up back-to-back goals. The first goal was scored by Solano with 35 minutes left on the clock. Two minutes later the Falcons scored again, making it 5-0.
“I have to talk with my defense more,” Escobar said after the game in reference to a way for the team to play better defense.
As the Comets attempted only eight shots during the game, they could not score a goal and fell victim to a shutout. With less than six minutes left in the game Solano scored its last goal of the day, making the final score 6-0.
“We are a little banged up right now,” coach Nikki Ferguson said. “We’re trying to get healthy and find ways to say competitive. Solano is a good team. They defend well, which makes it tough to create scoring opportunities.”
The Comets had a scare when midfielder Terra Johnson collided with a Falcon player. Johnson was taken out of the game due to a nose injury.
“She got hit in the face but she’s doing fine,” Ferguson said.
The Comets’ next game is at home against Folsom Lake College at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.