Women pick up first goal

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Cathie Lawrence

LMC's Alondra Hernandez (left) and Princessa Ceja fight for possession.

Yuba and Los Medanos College women’s soccer team took the field on Tuesday

in search for their first win of the season. Despite a strong second half from LMC,

Yuba’s first half domination lifted the team to a 3-1 win.

Yuba College started off controlling the game on both sides of the ball, with 11

shots on goal coming in the first half of the game. LMC lacked defense throughout the first half by giving up two goals to Yuba College, one of them being an own goal.

In the half, LMC was outshot by Yuba 11-2.

The first goal came in the 33rd minute of the game, after LMC goalkeeper Kara

Leffle blocked a shot, that appeared to be going in, knocking the ball straight into

Yuba’s forward Kayla Treanor, who took the opportunity and scored.

In the final mine of the half, LMC defender Alicia Rickli tried to clear the ball away across the baseline, but instead scored an own goal.

Yuba quickly added their third goal at the start of the second half to put the game

away.

But the Mustangs broke through in the 59th minute when Aracely Paez assisted Rickli in a corner kick from the left side for the teams first goal of the season.

“I knew someone would be there to finish it,” said Paez.

Rickli said she felt good to be able to redeem herself after committing the defensive

mistake in the first half.

Yuba College moved the ball well throughout the entire game and had a lot of

opportunities to score but goalkeeper Leffle was a big part of defense for LMC with 12

saves.

LMC will visit Contra Costa College today at 3:30 p.m. for a conference match up.