Women's Soccer impressive in season opening match

Sophomore Hannah O?Donnell had a goal and an assist.
Sophomore Hannah O?Donnell had a goal and an assist.

The FLC women's soccer team picked up where they left off last year, laying waste to a talented Lassen College team on Saturday night at Falcon Field, 7-0.  Just last year Lassen was undefeated in the Golden Valley Conference at 10-0 and went to the CCCAA state playoffs with a 15-6 record.  Bu the Falcons wasted no time showing they mean business in 2016 as sophomore Leily Ghods scored the fastest goal in FLC history when she took a pass from Allie Miller, made one cut and calmly knocked it to the far post in the 27th second of play!  It was all Falcons from there, as Ghods scored again in the 7th minute when Keionna Claypoole's shot rebounded off the Lassen keeper for an easy tap in.  Ghods returned the favor in the 15th minute when she found Claypool open near the goal for a 3-0 lead.  Sophomore Paty Navarro got in on the action in the 39th minute when she juked and jived her way past a stunned defender, then sent it past the goalkeeper as well.  In the final minute before halftime, freshman Breanna Brumet took a nifty pass from sophomore Hannah O'Donnell and made it 5-0 Falcons.  The Falcons continued to dominate the second half with goals by Jackie Kittredge and Hannah O'Donnell, both assisted by freshman Paige Verneuille, in the 70th and 72nd minute.  Falcon goalkeepers Amber Hall and Valerie Ovordnikov combined for the shutout.

The women will continue their non-conference schedule tomorrow (Tues Aug 30) when they travel to Marysville to take on old BVC rival Yuba College at 6:00 pm.  They won's play at FLC again until they host American River on September 23.