FCC’s Undefeated Streak Continues

October 10, 2017


Photo by: Omari Bell

Fresno City College midfielder Jasmin Aguirre gets ready to pass the ball during a game against College of the Sequoia on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.

Fresno City College women’s soccer defeated College of the Sequoias at home on Oct. 6 making it the team’s 13th win of the season.

The winning streak continues for the Rams, but makes them the team to beat and puts a target on their back for the rest of the season.

The Rams played their second home game of the week after defeating Bakersfield College 5-0 on Oct. 3.

COS started the match trying to give Fresno their first lost of the season. Going into the game, the Rams made it clear that they wanted to pressure COS in their own half from the opening kick.

The game began with FCC having most of the possession. Once the Rams got on offense, they played a methodical passing game with a formation that gave them numbers in the midfield which made it easier for them to claim control of the field early in the game.

The Rams’ formation paid dividends around the 20th minute when the game finally opened up with the second year midfielder Jasmine Garibay scoring an effortless goal that slipped in past the COS goalkeeper.

FCC ended the first half with freshman midfielder Ariana Rodriguez, assisting sophomore forward Anissa Wilson for a well-placed header passed the COS keeper.

The next to score was freshman forward Raina Wristen who had a well-composed goal and was assisted by freshman left back Precious Gorostiza.

Freshman winger Ashtyn Bracamonte slipping a ball past a COS defender for Wilson to close the half with her second goal of the game giving FCC a 4-0 lead.

There were so many quality chances for the Rams towards the end of the first half, but in the second half the shot at a goal that stood out was the powershot struck by sophomore forward Tori Coles. Towards the upper left, it nearly went in but hit the crossbar.

Late in the second half, the Rams added another goal to their lead with the freshman right winger Marisa Gularte crossing the ball perfectly for freshman forward Taylor Alkire to place it in the back of the net making it her 14th goal of the season along with ending the game in a 5-0 win.

With the Rams scoring a whopping 22 goals in their last 3 games and 11 shutouts, they look to keep their winning streak going against Clovis Community College next Tuesday, Oct. 10.

“This team gave us a different look as they sat back on us a little bit more,” Oliver Germond, head coach, said. “We had a hard time figuring it out, but it’s good to work on now because teams are going to do that to us.”

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