April Blake @APRILBLAKE_
The Las Positas Lady Hawks dominated in Tuesday’s game against the Skyline College Trojans in San Bruno. They brought their record up to 7-1-1 with an impressive 6 to 0 win over Skyline.
Women’s head coach Paul Sapford has seen the team improve over his three seasons.
This win was “good for the team because we were able to get everybody in and everyone playing and playing well. It was good that the goals were dispersed around the team.
“Keeps the team cohesion and team morale high,” according to Sapford.
The Lady Hawks exhibited a strong sense of teamwork. They were aggressive and never backed down. The team’s passion for their sport boosts Las Positas’ sports program.
The game started off to a great start with Britni Myhre scoring an early goal with an assist from Ashley Carlton.
“We had a couple of fantastic goals. One by Camila Fonseca and another by Paulina Gonzalez,” said Sapford.
Fonseca, a first year student at Las Positas, scored the next goal with an assist from Jennifer Parker.
She scored the third goal as well with an assist from Myhre. Maya Lopez brought the score to 4-0 with 20 minutes left.
With only 12 minutes left in the game Gonzalez scored an amazing goal with an assist from Lacey Smith.
Less than two minutes later Rachel Blakey assisted Rhiannon Adams in scoring the Lady Hawks’ sixth and final goal.
The Trojans were shut out by the Lady Hawks. Despite vigorous attempts to score on the home team, Skyline was unable to make even one shot.
“It’s always good to keep a clean sheet and we’re lucky we got two very good goalkeepers: Ali Nunes and Jennifer Parker,” said Sapford.
The Lady Hawks’ defense dominated in the first half and only increased during the second.
Sapford explains, “We’ve got a real solid defense. We’ve got Mackenzie Bammer at center back, Rhiannon Adams center back. Caleigh [Silva] came in and did a really good job. Won a lot of headers for us.”
“Nicole [Segars] came in and did a good job in holding mid. Very combative,” he adds.
If the success so far this season is any indication for the future of the Lady Hawks, we are in for an exciting time for women’s soccer.