Weekend Wrap: Men’s soccer takes over 1st place with win over Modesto
Women’s soccer falls to Sierra
Volleyball sweeps Cosumnes River
The Falcons took over sole possession of first place in the Big 8 Conference with a 1-0 victory over Modesto JC on Friday afternoon at Falcon Stadium. After a scoreless first half, Falcon freshman Santiago Peniche scored the only goal of the match in 49th minute of play. Falcon goalkeeper Jackson LaCasse was named “Man of the Match” for his outstanding efforts between the posts a he recorded his third consecutive shutout and fourth of the season. The Falcons improved their Big 8 record to 3-1 and are slightly ahead of Santa Rosa (2-0-1) for first place. They will take on Clovis tomorrow (Tuesday) at 3:30 pm at Falcon Stadium in a non-conference match.
Goalkeeper Jackson LaCasse recorded his 4th shutout Santiago Peniche scored the only goal of the match (photos by Rose Shoen)
The Falcons had hoped to make it a perfect week for FLC sports, but were derailed by a plucky Sierra College team that was intent on getting the upset. The Wolverines scored just 9 minutes into the game when a high lob bounced over the head of Falcon goalkeeper Aubrey Hall for the only goal of the match. With a 1-0 lead, the Wolverines packed the defensive end and successfully prevented the Falcons from evening the score. The loss drops the Falcons to third place in the Big 8 at 4-2-1. They will look to rebound on Tuesday evening when they host Sacramento City (0-7 Big 8, 2-11 overall) at Falcon Stadium at 6:00 pm.
The Falcons won their second match of the week as they knocked off Cosumnes River in straight sets at Falcon Gym on Friday night, 25-10, 25-20, and 25-14. Kylie Haverson (15) and Emma Flewell (11) combined for 26 of the Falcons’ 43 kills, while Isabel Mason provided the sets with her 39 assists. The Falcons remain in a tie for third place in the Big 8 at 4-2 and learned today they have earned the number 15 spot in the NorCal coaches’ rankings. They will travel to Sacramento on Wednesday to take on American River College at 6:30 pm.
This Week’s Sports Schedule (home matches in bold)
Tues Oct 11 Men’s Soccer vs Clovis at FLC, 3:30 pm
Women’s Soccer vs Sacramento City at FLC, 6:00 pm
Wed Oct 12 Women’s Volleyball at American River, 6:30 pm
Fri Oct 14 Women’s Soccer vs Cosumnes Rive at FLC, 3:30 pm
Men’s Soccer at College of the Sequoias (Visalia), 4:00 pm
Women’s Volleyball at Diablo Valley (Pleasant Hill) at 6:30 pm