Falcon soccer teams both win

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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


Men’s soccer

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