Soccer drubbed 9-0 by Folsom

Worst loss of season by Stangs

Following a 3-3 tie against Merritt College, the Los Medanos College Mustangs soccer team was blown out by the first place Folsom Lake College Falcons 9-0.

The Falcons scored early and often, knocking in five goals the first half and four in the second.
Folsom forward Karina Torres scored the first goal at the 10-minute mark thanks to an assist by defender McKenna Dunn.

The next five minutes saw another two goals whizz by the porous LMC defense which lacked aggressiveness from their midfielders. Torres her second goal of the game while forward Sam Madsen scored the first of her two goals in the game.

Forward Hannah O’Donnell then inserted herself into the box score with two goals of her own between minutes 34 and 40 of the first half.

The Mustangs came out more aggressive in the second half, but almost to a fault as they lost possessions to the Falcons being careless when with the ball.

Madsen scored her second goal at 50 minutes while defenders Nathalle Allen and Jimena Jovel and midfielder Jaqui Ortega scored the last three goals of the contest at the 76, 80 and 88-minute marks.

Before the game, Mustangs head coach Mark Bryant said his team needed to “put themselves in a position where they feel confident” when they have the ball. After the loss, he said his group tried everything they could against the tough conference leaders who are sitting at 11-0-1 for the season.

“It is a very disappointing loss, especially by this huge margin,” added Bryant.

The next game for the Mustangs will also be a good test as they are set to face Solano College, currently 9-2-1 in conference play, at home Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m.