The young Folsom Lake College women’s soccer team put on a clinic on Friday afternoon, as they blew away their former Bay Valley Conference rival Solano College, 11-0, in Fairfield.
What started as a fairly competitive match - it was 3-0 at halftime – turned into a landslide victory for the visiting Falcons, as freshman Sarah Freed and sophomore Alhan Bakideh both recorded hat tricks (each scoring three goals in one game). Freshman Corrine Christmann and sophomore Riley Spitzer each netted two goals as well, while freshman Sarah Scott added a single goal. Falcon goalkeepers Izzy Chinchay and Hunter Casperson combined for the shutout.
With the victory, the Falcons improved to 2-0-1 before starting into Big 8 Conference play on Tuesday (Sept 11) at American River.
Despite returning just two players from 2017, the Falcons looked solid in their home opener on Saturday afternoon, as they defeated Lassen College in straight sets, 25-9, 25-21, 25-3 at Falcon Gym.
Sophomore libero Deonna Robinson got the Falcons off to a hot start with 11 consecutive service points to open the first set. Freshman outside hitter Caitlin Dillon was nearly unstoppable, as she repeatedly hit over or around the Cougars’ blockers, while freshmen middle blockers Valerie Hutton and Alicia Wilson piled up blocks and kills of their own. “We had a little letdown in the second set,” said Falcon head coach Matt Torrez, “but came back strong and finished the match off looking solid.”
The Falcons will travel to Cupertino on Tuesday for a non-conference match at DeAnza before opening Big 8 Conference play on Friday against Cosumnes River at Falcon Gym.