LMC defeats 49ers 4-0


Erick Amaya

Litzy Ramirez, No. 10, dribbles around two defenders and makes a pass to Anissa Gomez, No. 12.

Erick Amaya, Staff Writer

After Friday’s 9-0 home win over Mendocino College, the Los Medanos College soccer team got back into action against Yuba College at home for a 4-0 win.

The Mustangs improved to a 8-0-0 record in Bay Valley Conference and a 12-3-0 record overall. They remain in first place in conference play.

The game which was originally scheduled for 3 p.m. rescheduled to 2 p.m. However, the game was delayed because the match officials arrived late.

First year player Jazmin Alanis scored the first goal of the game in the 14th minute. Isabel Dumapit registered her eighth assist of the season with Alanis’ goal. “We were 0-0 and I was able to bring up the one point,”  said Alanis.

Conference leader in goals, Anissa Gomez, scored the second goal of the match in the 28th minute, assisted by Marianna Giovanetti. Gomez continues to lead BVC in goal, with 16, and points, at 42. “This year I’ve been scoring a lot, and it helps me be motivated,” she said.

The Mustangs went into halftime with a 2-0 lead. The 49ers proved to have a strong defense, denying the Mustangs to extend their lead.

In the 60th minute, the Mustangs received a foul in the offensive half of the field. Defender Holly Gallagher took the freekick from approximately 30 yards away from goal. A direct shot from the right side of the field made its way over the 49ers’ defense and goalkeeper and into the left side of the goal.

Gallagher scored her second goal of the season. “I feel good about [scoring]. Last season I played attacking mid, I miss being able to attack.” she said. “Shoutout to the foul.”

The Mustangs continued to press attack forward in an attempt to score more goals. Giovanetti was denied her ninth goal of the season after an offside call was made by the referee.

In the 80th minute, Nayeli Carbajal was able to score her 14th goal of the season to extend the score 4-0. She sits in second place for BVC goal-scoring leaders. The goal was assisted by Anissa Gomez. With 10 assists, she is tied with Giovanetti for first place in BVC in assists on the season.

The Mustangs offense continued to work throughout the entirety of the game forcing the Yuba College goalkeeper to make 23 saves.

“We lost three goals with injury today, which is how is goes with the grind of the season, health is huge,” said head coach Zach Sullivan. “The biggest game of the season is this Friday against Solano, if we win that puts us in a really good spots to win conference. I think if we get through there, it’s just building the chemistry [for playoffs].”