Men’s soccer loses last game of the season


ARC soccer athlete Emilio Magana tries to keep the ball into play during the team’s last game of the season, which they lost 2-1.

Joseph Daniels and Joseph Daniels

The end for the American River College men’s soccer team began when Modesto midfielder Bruce Orcana scored the first goal of the match in the middle of the first half. ARC never lead, and lost to Modesto Junior College 2-1 in its last game of the season on Nov. 14.

MJC’s midfielder Diego Duran increased the lead in the second half, and ARC defender Brycen Neville managed to score his team’s only goal in the second half.

“It was just on a corner kick, and I just took the shot and it went in,” said Neville.

“We are always going to win or lose, we just have to keep on fighting.”

Coach Paul Hansen said, “I’m disappointed that we lost but I’m proud of the guys kind of fought hard and finished the season with a solid effort.”

“It was disappointing in terms of the results, but I was happy with the guys,” Hansen said, “Overall it wasn’t because the lack of effort or lack of commitment from the players.”

Said goalkeeper Jacob Warner, “We just made simple errors … saimple errors that give simple goals doesn’t work out.”

ARC only won one game this season, which was against San Joaquin Delta, 1-0.

“We fought through diversity and we came through, and showed a really good game against CRC, and played hard against everyone except this game, in my opinion,” Warner said.

Warner said this season he learned, “to always stay positive, you go down when you have such a s— record, you just go to fight through it and overcome it.”

Neville said that he was not sure whether or not if he is coming back next season to play for the men’s soccer team.

Hansen commented that this year’s team consisted mostly of freshmen, and is hopeful that he will be able to build from this season to produce a stronger team.