Sports Recap: Fresno City College Soccer Team Coming Back After Rough Start


Screenshot of Fresno City College women’s soccer team schedule and scores for season so far.

Fresno City College’s women’s soccer team got off to a rough start this year. Starting off the season losing two of their first three matches, with the other landing in a tie.

However, they have since prevailed, remaining undefeated in their last 10 games with nine wins and one tie.  

Some game highlights include defeating Diablo Valley Community College a whopping 10-0 and most recently, defeating College of the Sequoias 7-0. 

Despite the team’s rough start, head coach Oliver Germond said the team has managed to get back on track. 

We struggled early in the season, but it’s been good for us to allow growth individually and as a team,” he said. “We played two of the best teams in the state in our first 3 matches, so it was definitely a learning experience.” 

Watching footage from prior matches allows players to learn from their own play on the field and study opposing teams which has been helpful, according to Germond.

He said the team spends about an hour after each match watching the footage to see what each player can improve on and then try to incorporate new techniques into their practices. 

Germond believes his team is very athletic with a lot of speed. However, it has taken some time for players to learn to play with each other due to the lack of experience. 

According to Germond, the team only has three returning players from their previous season, which he believes is what makes it challenging for the team to learn the system.

Sarah Cox, a midfielder, said that as a team consisting mostly of freshmen, they are still learning to play together and figuring out what will make them successful. 

She added that despite this, their hard work and perseverance will be the difference maker on the field.  

The team’s goal, to win their conference and make it to the state final four, remains the same as at the beginning of the season.

According to Germond, the final four provides a lot of opportunities for players to transfer on scholarships. 

“Our success in the classroom and on the field is to help our players transfer,” he said. 

For now the team is taking the momentum into each game hoping for the same outcome. 

Their next game will be Friday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. at Taft Community College.