The Folsom Lake College women’s soccer team arrived in Pleasant Hill on Tuesday afternoon having never tasted victory at Diablo Valley College.
The Falcons put that demon behind them with a goal by Emma Thompson in the third minute of play on their way to a commanding 5-0 win over the Vikings. Sarah Scott tallied two goals – one on each side of the halftime break – while Riley Spitzer and Emma Schulz also scored for the Falcons. Goalkeeper Hunter Casperson earned the shutout with five saves.
The win improved the Falcons’ record to 8-2-1 overall and 6-2 in the Big 8. The Falcons will host American River on Friday night at 6 p.m. for the Spirit Week finale; there will be a pre-game tailgate gathering in the track parking lot (no alcohol permitted) beginning at 4 p.m.
Big 8 Standings (at the halfway point in the season)
Sierra 8-0 24 pts
Santa Rosa 6-1-1 19 pts
Folsom Lake 6-2 18 pts
Delta 4-2-2 14 pts
Diablo Valley 4-4 12 pts
American River 2-5-1 7 pts
Modesto 2-6 6 pts
Cosumnes River 1-5-2 5 pts
Sac City 0-8 0 pts
The Falcons opened their crossover weeks – a 2-week break in the Big 8 schedule when they play five matches against Central Valley Conference teams – with a solid 3-0 victory over Clovis College on Tuesday afternoon at Falcon Stadium.
Mouad Zehnouni got the scoring started for the Falcons with a goal in the 27th minute off a perfectly place centering pass from Adam Ratto. Fifteen minutes later, Tommy Flores found the net after a creative one-on-one move for a 2-0 Falcon lead. Early in the second half, the Falcons notched their final goal when Ethan Viers headed in a pass from Miguel Medina. Goalkeepers Federico Ruiz and Kody Madore teamed up for the shutout, each taking a half.
The Falcons are now 11-1-1 overall and will play two road matches this weekend; at College of Sequoias on Friday afternoon and at Taft on Saturday.
Big 8 Standings (at the halfway point)
Delta 4-0-1 13 pts
Folsom Lake 3-1-1 10 pts
Santa Rosa 3-1-1 10 pts
Cosumnes Riv 1-2-2 5 pts
American Riv 1-3-1 4 pts
Modesto 0-5 0 pts