Information Provided by Ronald Richardson, FLC Athletic Coordinator/Kinesiology Professor
Falcons’ Friday Soccer Results: Women Win, Men Tie
Hoping to get their second conference win of the season, the FLC men’s soccer team battled Napa Valley to 0-0 tie in last Friday’s Bay Valley Conference (BVC) match at Falcon Stadium. Both teams had numerous chances to score, but neither one could penetrate the goal. The Falcons’ best opportunity came 20 minutes in, when a Napa Valley foul in the goal area resulted in a Folsom Lake penalty kick. Napa’s goalkeeper made a spectacular save of Gus Chima’s PK to keep the score at zeroes. Not long after, Napa had their own chance with a penalty kick, but the shot hit the post before Falcon goalie Patrick McDade corralled the rebound. The second half again saw both teams with scoring opportunities, but neither could convert. “We didn’t play our best,” noted Falcon coach Justin Johnson, “but at least we didn’t allow them to score. It was nice having Drew (Russell) back; we had certainly missed his presence.” Russell, a forward, had missed several games due to injury. The Falcons (3-10-1 and 1-3-1 in BVC) will now prepare for Tuesday’s match at Contra Costa, currently in second place in the BVC.
While the men played at home against Napa Valley, the Falcon women were on the road….at Napa. With four first-half goals, the Falcons extended their BVC unbeaten streak to 35 matches (since September of 2013) with the 4-0 victory. Sophomore Sami Thomasnetted two goals, tying her with teammate Andrea Martinez for sixth in the state in scoring (both with 14 goals and 6 assists). Freshman Karina Torres scored the Falcons’ first goal in the 10th minute of play - assisted by Jaqui Ortega - and sophomore McKenna Dunn added the final goal. With the win, the Falcons remain in first place in the BVC at 8-0-1 and are 10-1-2 overall. They’ll travel to Fresno on Tuesday for a non-conference test against unbeaten Fresno City College, currently ranked number one in California (the Falcons are ranked 7th).
Tuesday October 20 Men’s Soccer at Contra Costa, 4:00 pm
Women’s Soccer at Fresno City, 4:00 pm
Friday October 23 Women’s Soccer vs Merritt at FLC, 3:30 pm
Men’s Soccer vs Mendocino at FLC, 6:30 pm
Come on out for Friday’s home doubleheader: enjoy the Fall weather and have dinner at Falcon Stadium!
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