Women’s soccer defense steps up but loses 1-0 versus Solano Community College


Freshman forward Jazzmin Hancock defending the ball against a Solano Community College player on Sept. 17, 2013. The women went on to lose 1-0

Ed Gebing and Ed Gebing

With four games scheduled in the next 10 days the American River College women’s soccer team looks to bounce back from a 1-0 loss suffered at the feet of Solano Community College, Sept. 17.

The Beavers started the game off with the ball, but would watch as the Falcon’s sophomore forward Angie Dooley would put shot after shot slightly off target from the goal.  On her third attempt Dooley would finish with a bicycle kick that would put SCC in the lead 1-0.

“We talked in the pregame about the first 10 minutes,” head coach Paul Arellaneas said.  “Coming out strong and dictating the pace of the game, and taking over the game and instead we give up a score in the first 10 minutes.”

The ARC offense did put pressure on the Falcon’s defense, with several shot attempts that just weren’t followed up by the Beavers.

Sophomore defender Kelsey Stillwell put several shots on goal and also kicked the corner kicks, one of which was close to scoring.

“We did talk, we just didn’t execute our passing very well,” freshman midfielder/forward Alexandra Ramos said.

Arellanes is skeptical with the way the women played but hopes they will put the pieces together in order to finally get the women to play a complete game.

“We played all right, except we would get 35 yards from goal, and we would just lose sight of what we were trying to do,” Arellanes said.  “We didn’t have anyone put themselves in front of the goal and run into one.”

The loss drops ARC to 1-3 for the season.

“Right now we are kind of struggling and when you’re struggling you’ve got to do all the extra stuff,” Arellanes said.  “You gotta put yourself in positions, and you’ve got to get yourself going and we just didn’t do enough of that today.”

The Beavers next match will take place Friday Sept. 20 versus Fresno City College at ARC beginning at 4 p.m.