Women’s soccer cruises past Sac City in 5-0 win
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The women’s soccer team defeated Sacramento City College on Sept. 30. The Hawks controlled the game thoroughly to achieve 5-0 victory.
In the first ten minutes of the game, Cosumnes River College controlled the ball. Less than 20 minutes into the game, sophomore forward Andrea Story drove home first goal of the game to give CRC a 1-0 lead.
“We moved the ball around a lot very well,” said Story. “We were able to get a lot of one and twos ideal plays.”
The Hawks dominated possession of the ball in the first half and remained steadfast in Sac City College territory.
After Story gave the Hawks a 1-0 lead, freshman midfielder Averen Calvin gave the Hawks a 2-0 lead before the half.
“It is a really good feeling helping your team,” said Calvin.
Already leading 2-0, the Hawks started off the second half strong. Averen Calvin had another shot on goal attempt but missed. But just a few minutes later, Story came through with her second goal of the game.
The Panthers attempted to fight back and cut into the Hawks three-goal lead, but the clock and field position remained in CRC’s favor. Calvin finished the game out with two more goals, accomplishing the rare hat trick, in the Hawks’ 5-0 win.
Calvin was happy to come out of the game with a hat trick, but saw plenty in this game she could still improve on, though she kept a positive attitude.
“On the goals that I missed was having to deal with the fact I noticed I was cutting off my angles a lot,” said Calvin. “But just going back and getting three that redeemed myself.”
Coach Plascencia was pleased with the team’s ability to take what they learned in practice and carry it over into the game.
“We brought some of our training sessions lesson plans into the game. We were trying to be a lot better in the attacking half of the ball,” said Coach Plascencia. “We were pretty efficient these scoring goals although we missed quite bit as well we are getting better with our chances.”
The women’s soccer team is away for the next five games. The next game is against Modesto Junior College on Friday, Oct. 7 at 3:30 p.m.
“We’ll be out for more goals on Friday against Modesto,” said Story. “We want to keep the streak alive.”