American River College women’s soccer team broke a four game losing streak on Friday, beating Diablo Valley 1-0.
Despite being on the defensive for the majority of the first half, sophomore McCall Madriago was able to score on a goal kick.
It was the first goal for Madriago this season, and sealed a much needed victory for the Beavers.
“It was a team effort,” Madriago said. “I couldn’t have done it without them.”
The Beaver’s head coach, Paul Arellanes, said he was proud of his team for winning.
“It was a much needed win. It was a tough week, we lost our last three games,” Arellanes said.
“It finally paid off today. We got the one goal, and we held on.”
Said Madriago, “This was accomplished by two weeks of hard work. There was a few sketchy moments, but we have been in that position for three weeks.”
ARC’s goalie Stephanie Doss disagreed with the assessment that the game took place mostly on her end of the field.
“I think it was even for the most part,” Doss said, “We played well defensively.”
The win advances ARC to 4-5-2, and was their first win against a fellow Big 8 Conference member.
The Beavers will be playing against Sacramento City College on Oct. 14., who currently holds a record of 3-7-1.
On how she feels going up against Sacramento City, Doss said, “I feel like we are going to come back harder. We got that win, so we have that confidence as a team.”