Vaqueros fall to undefeated Fresno College on Tuesday, 4-6-1 this year


Connor Goss

Olivia Berttsson (5) Chases down the ball to defend for the Vaqueros on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at La Playa Stadium at City College in Santa Barbara, Calif.

August Lawrence, Staff Writer

City College’s women’s soccer team fought hard on Tuesday at La Playa Stadium but lost to Fresno City College 1-0.

The Vaqueros have shown promise so far this season.

Its defeat this Tuesday brought their record to 4-6-1.

“It was a good effort on their part,” said Head Coach John Sisterson about on the women’s team. “But sometimes that’s just the way it goes.”

This was City Colleges’ first clash with the Fresno, who is undefeated this season.

“The girls are good competitors, they really wanted it going in,” said Assistant Coach Karen Nordin.

Mekaylla White saw action immediately in the match. 

White quickly proved herself a powerful force on the field with her numerous goal attempts and several assists for her teammates.

White played with unrelenting energy and competitiveness from start to finish.

“The fight was really hard,” White said about her playing. “The next game will be different.”

The only injury of the game happened in the first 60 minutes.

Destiny Boynton dove to steal a ball from a Fresno midfielder and was injured on the play. She was sidelined for the remainder of the game.

“I hope she’s okay, but her save was smart,” said Boynton’s father, Robert. “It looks like Fresno has a really good defense.”

Neither of the team’s guards allowed many chances for goals to be made. The score remained 0-0 for most of the first half of the game.

Fresno player Megan Galvan made the only goal of the game just minutes before halftime.

“It’s a pretty even match,” said spectator Joe Flores. “Santa Barbara just doesn’t look like they’re hustling all they can.”

Going into the second half, however, the Vaqueros proved they weren’t going down without a fight.

“Santa Barbara did a good job on defense. We had to adjust how we played and attacked,” said Fresno State Head Coach Oliver Germond. “It was a good play on their part.”

Sean O’Brien played an integral role in the Vaqueros defense and was a leading stealer on the field.

Throughout the game, O’Brien attempted several goals and made many complete passes for the Vaqueros.

Though City College did not win this game, Sisterson knows they are ready for their next game against La Pierce City College this upcoming Friday, October 11.

“It was a pretty even match, Fresno is a good team,” Sisterson said shortly after the game. “I know next time we will get em’.’’