Women’s soccer remains positive after physical loss to Delta

The women’s soccer team lost to San Joaquin Delta College on Friday at Gardemeyer Field in Stockton.

Delta holds the number one spot in the Big 8 Conference, so this proved to be a challenging game for the Cosumnes River Hawks who lost the game 3-0.

Delta started with the ball first and quickly made it downfield to get a shot on goal within the first 30 seconds of the game. After setting themselves up, CRC worked their way back to Delta territory where they remained for a majority of the first half.

CRC dominated the first half of the game by out shooting Delta twelve to six.

“I thought we doubled their shots, they just didn’t go in,” said defender Taylor Arlin.

This being a conference game there was a good amount of aggression out on the field. Midfielder Jessica DeAnda was thrown to the ground by Delta’s Rachel Sianez, who received the first yellow card of the game. This was not the last time a player was thrown to the ground.

“The girls were really physical out there,” said Delta defender Ashlyn Sotelo. “It’s not normally how we are used to playing.”

Even the referee wasn’t safe getting himself mixed up and tossed to the ground as well.

Forward Erica Lim was injured in the second half of the game receiving a thigh bruise, she is expected to play next week said head coach Cesar Plasencia.

At the end of the first half Delta was up by two goals.

CRC started with the ball this time in the second half starting off very strong continuing where they left off in the first half. Even earning a penalty kick to gain the momentum back for CRC, the kick was taken by midfielder Andrea Story, but Delta’s goalie Shaunna Ridge was able to hold on to the ball.

The game continued on and Delta scored one more goal with 15 minutes left in the game to secure the win.

The Hawks were still able to have a good outlook on even after a tough loss.

“The energy was high and my team showed up and played well against a strong Delta team,” said Plasencia.

Many of the players were in agreeance with Plasencia.

“We had a lot of shots, connected well, got out of the back well and had a lot of good communication,” said co-captain defender Vanessa Curtis.

CRC will be playing at American River College on Oct. 16 at 3:30 pm.