Lady Vaqs cruise past College of the Sequoias

Victor Bryant, Victor Bryant, and Victor Bryant

City College women’s soccer recorded a resounding 10-0 victory over College of the Sequoias in their home opener Friday at La Playa stadium.

Forwards Danna Whalund and Brieanna Wright combined for seven goals in this one-sided game.

The victory was the second of the season for the Vaqueros after recording a 5-2 road win over East L.A. on Wednesday.

The Vaqueros dominated the ball in the early going but had little to show for it until Wright scored in the 13th minute of play, off a rebound shot by Courtney Bellsheim.

The opening goal opened the flood gates as the Vaqueros were able to tack on a second goal in the 17th minute by Laura Speevak after another near miss by Bellsheim.

College of Sequoias had little opportunity to push forward in the first half due to the Vaquero’s attacking style, which led to a huge disparity in time of possession between the two teams.

“If we keep the ball the other team won’t have opportunities to score,” said John Sisterson who is in his fourth season as head coach of both the Men’s and Women’s soccer teams.

In the 24th minute of play substitute Whalund entered the game replacing Bellsheim. Whalund wasted little time getting acclimated to the game scoring her first goal in the 26th minute, just two minutes after entering.

Brienna Wright scored her second goal of the game in the 31st, making the score 4-0 in favor of the Vaqueros.

“I had a positive attitude going into the game,” said Wright. “Last year against this team we scored a bunch of goals so I thought we might have a big day.”

Just before halftime Whalund headed in her second goal of the game off of a dazzling cross by Ricky Fien, increasing the Vaquero lead to 5, in a game that quickly became a rout.

The second half was more of the same for the Vaqueros as they continued to dominate allowing Sisterson to sub freely throughout the second half.

“We’ve got a real strong team depth wise,” said Sisterson. “It’s good to get playing time for the subs.”

The second half was highlighted by great individual performances by Whalund and Wright.

Whalund scored her third goal in the 50th minute and added another in the 57th minute giving her four goals on the day. Wright finished off the scoring for the day in the final moments notching her third to polish off the 10-0 victory.

The 2008 roster of the Vaqueros Women’s soccer team is a veteran one with nine returning starters from a 2007 team that made it to the second round of the state playoffs.

“Our goal for the season is to take it one game at a time and win every game,” said Sisterson.