Women’s soccer ties DVC
Men’s soccer gives Fresno a scare
Volleyball defeats Santa Rosa
With a Friday afternoon home match against Big 8 Conference 2nd place Diablo Valley College, the Falcons had hoped to avenge an early-season loss to the Vikings and also make up some ground in the Big 8 standings. But both teams were intent on shutting down their opponent and the intensity was evident throughout the physical match that ended in a scoreless tie. FLC goalkeeper Aubrey Hall earned her fifth shutout of the season with six saves, but the Viking defense was just as impenetrable. With just five matches remaining in the regular season, the Falcons ( 5-3-3, 10-3-3 overall) remain in fourth place in the Big 8, just one point behind third-place Delta – whom they’ll face on Friday in Stockton – and four behind second-place DVC.
Facing the state’s second-ranked team, the Falcons hosted undefeated Fresno City in a non-conference match on Friday evening at Falcon Stadium. It was apparent from the start that the Falcons were not going to lay down for this match; in fact the home team dominated possession time throughout most of the first half. The only goal of the match came in the 32nd minute of play when Fresno’s Jonathon Rodriguez managed to find the net for a 1-0 Rams’ victory. FLC returns to Big 8 play this week with matches against Santa Rosa on Tuesday and American River on Friday night.
The Falcons got back on track as they ended their brief 3-match losing streak with a convincing 4-set (3-1) victory over Santa Rosa on Friday night at Falcon Gym. Other than a second-set funk that cost them the sweep, the Falcons clearly were the better team, winning 25-14, 24-26, 25-17, and 25-19. Setter Isabel Mason provided 36 assists and added 27 digs to lead the team. Outside hitter Kylie Haverson contributed with 17 kills while Kate Nicknig added 10. The Falcons remain in fifth place in the Big 8 standings and are just one game behind fourth-place American River, who happen to be Friday’s opponent.
This week’s sports schedule: (Home contests in bold)
Tues Oct 25 Women’s Soccer at American River, 3:30 pm
Men’s Soccer vs Santa Rosa at FLC, 4:00 pm
Wed Oct 26 Women’s Volleyball at Modesto, 6:30 pm
Fri Oct 28 Women’s Soccer at Delta, 3:30 pm
Men’s Soccer at American River, 6:00 pm
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