Women’s soccer goes undefeated on the road

Michael Mebratu

City College women’s soccer team survived a tough weekend on the road with out a loss, beating West Valley 4-1, tying Cabrillo and Foothill, and putting their overall record to 4-1-3.

“This was really a good test for us, and we showed character,” head Coach John Sisterson said.

On Friday afternoon, the Vaqueros played their second straight tie game against Los Altos. “The game itself was hard fought, but we had the majority off the possession, controlled the game, and the defense played solid,” Sisterson said.

On Saturday, the Vaqs controlled the game early against West Valley, as Elicity Fabing scored two goals in the opening half. In the second half, freshman Kelly Deckers added two more goals. The game ended with a comfortable 4-1 lead.

“Today, we controlled the game and passed the ball well,” Sisterson said. “We didn’t look uncomfortable throughout the game,” said Coach Sisterson.

In the final game of the weekend against Cabrillo, the Vaqs faced an early one goal deficit after just three minutes of play. But City College kept its composure, and sophomore midfielder Courtney Belsheim headed in a ball in the 82nd minute to give the Vaqs a tie.

“We had plenty of chances, but we couldn’t finish,” Sisterson said. “We showed a lot of character and I didn’t see too much fatigue from the players having played three away days in three days, so I’m satisfied.”

The Vaqs return home on Sept. 25 to play Taft at La Playa Stadium.