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FCC Women’s Soccer Continues With Undefeated Streak

September 20, 2017


Photo by: Ram Reyes

Rams Women’s Soccer Forward Raina Wristen takes a shot at the goal against Evergreen Valley College on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

The Fresno City College women’s soccer team maintained their undefeated record during their home game against the Evergreen Valley College Hawks on Sept. 16. The Rams displayed their dominance throughout the game that resulted in an easy 5-0 victory against the Hawks.

During the first half of the game, the Rams maintained their energy as the dominant force, with consistently strong offensive plays.

Rams forward Raina Wirsten made her way through the field with precision as she scored the first two goals within the opening 10 minutes of the first half.

The Rams continued through the first half on a brisk pace and a sense of urgency that put them at a commanding 4-0 lead thanks to leftwing Sophia Zertuche and center Elvira Hernandez who scored two more goals by the end of the half.

Following the halftime break, the Hawks made changes at the goalkeeper position to help them from conceding more goals.

The Hawks’ goalkeeper was vital in their defensive play as the Rams consistently passed the ball in numerous attempted goals, only to have the Hawks’ goalkeeper block them.

However, despite the efforts of their goalkeeper, the Hawks kept having their scoring attempts blocked thanks to the Rams’ defensive plays throughout the second half.

With 10 minutes left on the clock, the Rams remained in the lead, but without being able to score despite having new opportunities.

That all changed when forward Taylor Alkire head the ball past the Hawks’ goalkeeper and into the net, scoring the fifth and final goal of the game.

“I felt that we remained disciplined in our drive during this game compared to our previous game against Cañada College,” said head coach Oliver Germond after the game.

“We just need to focus on our own goals and not the level-playing-field of other teams,” said Germond. “Particularly, our minds are focused on our next game.”

With a current undefeated record of 7-0, the Rams intend to increase their momentum in their next game against the defending state champions, the Cerrito College Falcons.

“Cerritos will be highly motivated because their only loss last year was to us,” said Germond. “I’m sure they’ll be pumped to play us and try to get revenge.”

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