The College of the Seqoias women’s soccer team once again split their games last week, losing their first game of the week on Tuesday against Taft College, 3-0, and winning their second game of the week against Porterville 6-0.
For the game last Tuesday, COS was able to hold off Taft for nearly the first 40 minutes of game time, before allowing a goal at the end of the first half, then another goal at the start of the second half.
“I think we didn’t minimize our risk,” COS coach Elliot Hord said. “We’ve always been talking about minimizing our risk in the back and we played with it at a certain point when we needed to clear the ball, but I don’t think anything necessarily changed. It was just an error, and we have to continue to minimize those errors”
Their 6-0 win against Porterville was pure dominance all the way through, with offensive pressure leaning heavily to the opposing team that led to a 5-0 second half. All of their goals came off six separate players, giving nearly the entire team a chance to hit the back of the net.
The Giants now sit at 5-4 overall and 2-2 in conference play.
COS men’s soccer
COS played two games last week, and won their first game in nearly a month on Friday, beating Clovis College with a score of 2-1. Their other game was a tie against Merced College, ending 2-2.
In the Merced game, Leonardo Marquez Ramirez and Gustavo Ledesma each scored a goal and accounted for all of the scoring COS had on the day.
The Giants now sit at 6-2-3 overall and 1-1-1 in conference play.
COS Men’s soccer will play on the road against Taft on Oct. 11.
COS brings its winning streak up to four with a showing of pure dominance against both Porterville College and Taft last week, winning in a 3-0 sweep against both.
For the game on Tuesday, outside hitter Mia Gilcrest (Redwood) once again led the team in kills with 19, followed up by opposite hitter Yajaira Gahagan (Tulare Union) with 10, and Daniela Gonzalez (Delano High) with eight.
Gilcrest continues to dominate in the kills statistic throughout all of California, leading the state in 5.33 kills per set and is second in the state in total kills with 352.
On Friday, the same trio of girls led the team in kills once again, with Gilcrest at 25, Gonzalez with 12, and Gahagan with nine.
The Giants now sit at 13-6 overall and 6-1 in CVC conference play. The Giants are also ranked No. 13 in the state.
Their next game will be against West-Hills Coalinga on Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.