ARC women’s soccer suffers 5-0 shutout

Team loses 5-0 against Sierra College on Oct. 12


American River College’s Itzel Bucio runs after the ball during a game against Sierra College. ARC would lose by a final score of 5-0, on Oct. 12, 2021. (Photo by Sam Berg)

The American River College women’s soccer team suffered a 5-0 loss in an away game against Sierra College on Oct. 12

It was a rough start for the team as Sierra College scored four goals in the first half by Alyssa Granno, Charity Myers, Andrea Cuevas, and Zitlali Herrera for a 4-0 lead.

The defense was able to tighten up for ARC as goalkeeper Gaby Adams had eight saves in the second half to prevent the competition from increasing its lead even more.

But Sierra College was not yet done with their scoring as Chasity Myers hit her second goal of the game for a 5-0 score, which would be the final score. 

ARC had four shots on goal throughout the game, but none of them found the net. 

Adams says this matchup was going to be a tough one for ARC, but the outcome was not in their favor. The team has dealt with some injuries, but the team is ready for its next challenge.

“We knew going into this game that it was going to be a tough game. The women on our squad stepped up as a team and played new positions and played their hearts out,” Adams said in an email to the Current. 

Head coach Paul Arellanes says that handling the pressure of Sierra is something that got to them early in the game. If the team wants to stay competitive, they have to deal with the high intensity of their opponents in the future.

“We got put under some pressure and we lost track of what we wanted to do, like being patient with the ball,” Arellanes said in an email to the Current. “They will put us under a lot of pressure and try to win the game in the first 10-15 minutes. We have to be able to match their effort and intensity and be able to play through it.”

\Defender Shelby Konarski thinks this game was a wake-up call for the rest of the season, but she is very proud of the effort of her teammates and is not ready to go down without a fight.

“I think that this game was an important wake-up call to how important it is to keep growing as players. College soccer is dependent on resilience, speed and perseverance to push one’s self to get through the game,” Konarski said in an email to the Current.

Konarski added that the team is looking to pick up the pieces from the loss and prepare for their next match.

For more information on the women’s soccer team and their schedule for the remainder of the season, visit the Beaver Athletics website here.