Women's Soccer Battles to 1-1 Tie With Santa Rosa

Freshman Britney Johnson scored the Falcons' lone goal.
Freshman Britney Johnson scored the Falcons' lone goal.

Having already lost at Santa Rosa a month ago, the Falcons knew they had to improve their play to have a chance against the Big 8 Conference leaders in Tuesday's rematch at Falcon Stadium.  After a Britney Johnson breakaway goal in the 23rd  minute, the Falcons looked primed to knock off the favored Bear Cubs.  The Falcons continued to dominate possession time through the first half of play and had numerous shots on goal, but were unable to extend their lead.  To their credit, the Bear Cubs made necessary adjustments at halftime and eventually scored the tying goal with just 12 minutes left to play.  With the tie, the Falcons remain in fourth place in the Big 8 - just one point behind third - with a 5-3-2 conference record.  They'll host second-place Diablo Valley (6-1-3) on Friday at 3:30 pm in Falcon Stadium.