Despite playing a physical game, the American River College women’s soccer team came up short against visiting Sierra Junior College in a 2-0 loss Friday.
The Wolverines were led by two second-half goals from sophomore forwards Meghan Martell and Carissa Schlesinger.
The game was physical on both sides, but that is what ARC anticipated.
“We always expect a good game with them,” ARC sophomore defender Sarah Chase said.
“Sierra always plays that way. They put a lot of pressure on you, just by being physical,” head coach Paul Arellenas said. “If you don’t respond to it, you end up getting beat…but I thought we held our own.”
One player who held her own was freshman forward/midfielder Jazzmin Hancock; she was thrown out of the game with a red card for fighting. Hancock will also miss the next match the Beavers play as a result of the card.
The team played well despite the loss.
“As a group I think we talked well and we were very aggressive,” freshman forward/midfielder Alexandra Ramos said.
“We showed good fight, good spirit, (and) fought hard,” Arellenas said.
The women’s next match is at home against Santa Rosa Junior College Oct. 8 at 3:30 p.m.