Women's Soccer Defeats Sac City; Finished As Big 8 Co-Champs

Women's Soccer Defeats Sac City; Finished As Big 8 Co-Champs

The Falcons closed out their regular season with a 7-0 win over host Sacramento City on Thursday night, then learned late Friday (after American River tied with Big 8 leader Santa Rosa) that they were the Big 8 co-champions with Diablo Valley College.  Five different players scored for the Falcons, led by sophomores Leily Ghods and Paty Navarro with two apiece.  Also scoring were freshmen Jackie Kittredge, Keionna Claypoole, and Paige Verneuille.  With the win, the Falcons closed out the Big 8 schedule with a 10-3-3 record.  With Santa Rosa unable to earn a victory on Friday night,  FLC and Diablo Valley found themselves tied atop the final Big 8 standings.  DVC finished at 9-1-6 (33 points; 3 for each win, 1 for each tie) while the Falcons also finished with 33 points, thus the earning the co-championship.  The Falcons will now set their sights on the state playoffs, which begin this Saturday November 19.  The pairings will be determined at Tuesday's Norcal seeding meeting, but Falcon head coach Donny Ribaudo expects to be a #2 or 3 seed, meaning at least two home playoff matches – and possibly three – as long as the team keeps winning in the single-elimination tournament.