SBCC women’s soccer blanks Moorpark 2-0; stays in 1st place


Ryan Cullom

Santa Barbara City College goalkeeper Kasey Jensen (No.1) makes one of her saves against Moorpark College forward Angela Hurtado (No.14) and defender Jenna Brooskin (No.28) at La Playa Stadium on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Jensen was perfect in her goalkeeping in the Vaqueros 2-0 win over Moorpark College.

BILLY SNYGG, Channels Staff

City College women’s soccer defeated Moorpark College 2-0, extending its win streak to five.

With two fantastic goals from City College’s top scorer sophomore forward Kaitlyn Crooker (No.8), and a clean slate from freshman goalkeeper Kasey Jensen (No.1) the game was secured. This makes the Vaqueros 7-0-3 in the Western State Conference and let’s them keep first place.

“We dominated the game,” Head Coach John Sisterson said. “We got very fast players on the flank, and also our keeper stepped up with a clean slate.”

In the fifth minute sophomore midfielder Alex Abbott (No.7) made a perfect pass right through the Raiders defense. With speed and agility Crooker picked up the ball, rounded the goalkeeper and easily rolled in the first goal for City College.

“I’ve been practicing on fake shots like this,” Crooker said. “Alex made an awesome pass.”

City College kept up its pressure and in the ninth minute with one of several great individual breakthroughs on the flank, freshman forward Michelle Day (No.2) passed the ball to sophomore midfielder Jackie Hollmer (No.14) who hit the bar.

“You have to use your teams strength,” Sisterson said. “We got two incredibly fast players on the flank in Michelle and Aimee.”

It was a tough game with many tackles and in minute 26, freshman forward Sandy Grimaldo (No.13) went down hard just outside the raiders penalty box. But the Vaqueros couldn’t manage the opportunity.

It took 35 minutes for Moorpark to get its first real chance, with a low cross into the box and and two quick shots to almost make it an equalizer. But with two saves from Jensen, City College’s clean slate was still intact.

The first half ended 1-0 City College, but with so many chances the score could have been higher.

“The important thing is that we get points and create chances,” Sisterson said. “If we could continue to win every game 2-0 I would be very happy.”

The second half started out slow. The first 15 minutes was a battle between both teams midfielders.

The tempo slowed down with fatigue setting in, but after resting up on the bench Crooker jumped in and scored again. In the 82nd minute she copied her first goal, but this time she found the bottom left corner without rounding the goalkeeper.

“She is a strong and quick player with the right attitude,” Sisterson said. “She will definitely go to a four year college somewhere.”

This was Crooker’s fifth consecutive game that she scored and on 16 goals this season she looks unstoppable. She keeps on scoring and the secret to her great season is that if the chance is there “it’s there” and then it’s just to shot she said after the game.

With Crooker’s two goals the game ended 2-0 City College.

The Vaqueros head to Cuesta for the next game at 3 p.m. on Nov. 7.