Men’s soccer continues conference win streak with victory over Modesto


Kainoa Nunez

Freshman midfielder Lincoln Carvalho leads the drive in Friday’s game against Modesto Junior College.

The men’s soccer team cruised to a two game winning streak at their home game against Modesto on Oct. 6. a back and forth game leading to a 2-1 victory for the Hawks.

In the first 30 minutes of the game, Cosumnes River College and Modesto were going at it left and right. Modesto showed a strong defense causing CRC to have trouble getting to the goal. Close to the end of the first half, forward Andrew Covert was brought in as a substitute and scored almost immediately.  

Defensive and forward player Dylan Mello had a lot to say about what the team needed.

“We as a team, we needed to start winning,” said Mello. “This game was definitely a turning point.”

Modesto was very aggressive after the first goal that was scored on them. After Covert gave the Hawks a 1-0 lead, the Hawks ended the first half scoring another goal by forward Christopher Reveles for a lead of 2-0 for the Hawks.

“It gave us a little bit more confidence,” Mello said.

Forward player Kevin Medina was happy to win, but hopes to not start slow next time.

“We were off to a slow start, so we knew we had to pick it up,” Medina said.

Modesto started off the second half surprisingly strong and scored a few minutes in, making it 2-1.

Throughout the remainder of the game, it was a back-and-forth battle. The Hawks ended up showing how strong their defense was and took a win for their home game.

Head Coach Ron Preble said he knew this was going to be a competitive game.

“It was a dogfight,” Preble said. “It was a good opportunity to get on a winning track.”

Preble said he almost thought his team was letting Modesto back in the game.

“I felt like we controlled the game for 65-70 minutes,” Preble said. “We got a little ‘Helter

Skelterish,’ guys started losing their minds a little bit, losing their composure.”

In the end, Preble praised his goalkeeper and defenders for keeping at a 2-1 score for the Hawks.

“Our goalkeeper comes up with a good save and defender comes up with another good save on another play,” Preble said.

The Hawks’ next home game will be against Clovis Community College on Friday at 4 p.m.