Women’s soccer dominates Los Medanos 7-0


Freshman forwards Ashley Drake and Kristen Mickey celebrate after Torres’ goal to put the hawks up by six goals near the end of the first half.

Despite injuries to key players, Cosumnes River College’s women’s soccer team posted a 7-0 blowout of Los Medanos College on Sept. 16.

The game started off with both teams having equal possession of the ball, playing solid defense and testing each other out by exchanging occasional chances on net.

At the 27 minute mark in the first half, freshman forward Ally Drake scored the first goal.  Soon after, sophomore forward Melissa Gomez kicked the ball between the legs of a defender and into the net.

At this point CRC took over the game, firing off a constant barrage of shots on the Los Medanos net.

By the end of the first half the Hawks exploded to a 6-0 lead which included another goal by Gomez.

Freshman forward Kristen Mickey scored two goals and assisted on a goal by freshman forward Ashley Torres.  Los Medanos goalkeeper Kaitlyn Mackusick came far out of the net to challenge Mickey but did not see Torres pushing past her on the left side.

“Kristen just crossed it over and I shot it,” Torres said.

At halftime head coach Cesar Plasencia told his team to stay focused and not to relax despite the huge lead.

The team seemed to listen. Freshman goalkeeper Claudia Lara only made two saves in her third shutout of the season because of the constant pressure the Hawks’ forwards brought.

Mickey added her third goal on a long shot that the Los Medanos goalkeeper again slightly miscalculated. The ball curved to the left side and into the net for the seventh and final goal.

An injury bug hit last week on the road. CRC lost four players which cut them down to only 13 players for the game with some key forwards such as Jordan Moore and Katie Ulan sitting out. Moore is expected back next week and Ulan is also hoping to be back by Friday’s game against Sacramento City College.

One of the players who filled in at a new position because of injuries was freshman defender June Vang, who moved up to forward.

“It was a little different playing forward, there’s a lot more running, but it felt good to play the whole game,” Vang said.

Women’s soccer is set to play their last non-conference game at home on Sept. 20 against Solano College, before kicking off conference games against Sacramento City College on Sept. 23.

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