SBCC Stings Hornets In 20-4 Win

Box Score

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La Mirada, CA - The Vaqueros played at Al Barbour Field on the Biola University Campus a second day in a row and this time took down Fullerton College 20-4. SBCC had played there on Saturday versus Biola and the Fullerton game was moved there with the Hornets grass field unplayable following all the rain storms.

This was the toughest matchup so far for SBCC with the Hornets keeping up and at times outrunning the Vaqueros. Ultimately though the SBCC skill level powered them to an 8-0 first half and then on to a 13-1 halftime lead. 

"We knew they were faster than teams we've played so far and the players put together a really nice start despite that to really get out the gate on them in this one," said coach Paul Ramsey after the game. 

Freshman Kia Kofoed (Orinda, CA) was masterful at the center circle with four draw controls for herself and sending it to teammates another three times before eventually moving into a defensive position for the entire second half.  Kofoed scored five goals on six shots. After the move to defense, to give other players midfield time, she had 2 caused turnovers and 4 ground balls.

"Kia's defense is solid and the other team better not hang their stick around her or they'll lose the ball, so that was fun to watch that aspect of her play," added Ramsey.  

It was the third quarter that Fullerton finally found some life and it was the closest quarter all year so far as SBCC won that frame only 3-2.  Then in the fourth quarter the Vaqueros won 4-1 for the final 20-4 margin. The three starting midfielders started on defense for SBCC the third and fourth quarters while a mix of attackers and defenders were in the midfield. It took the third quarter for that mash up to gell but then they executed in the fourth quarter.

SBCC Sophomore Sabrina Forbes (West Ranch, CA) had three goals and four assists to lead all scorers. It was a career high for assists for Forbes.  SBCC improved to 6-0 overall with the win. Fullerton was a feature game for the season so far since the Hornets are an Intercollegiae Athletic Department team at their school with a full-time coach and a budget comparable to their CCCAA women's soccer team. It's too soon to say it was a rivalry game but it could be headed there. Fullerton gets another crack at SBCC when they come to play in La Playa Stadium on March 15th. Before that, though, the Vaqueros play next at Cal Poly SLO B in a WWLL Central D2 game on Saturday, March 4th, at 1:00pm.

SBCC coaches and players are aiming at the WWLL State Championships in San Diego April 15th & 16th. The Vaqueros can win their regional championship with success on the road at Cal Poly and at UCLA on April 8th. Wins in both those games will result in SBCC earning the automatic qualifier spot for the state championship tournament.

"That's our goal," added Ramsey.  "There is only one At-Large spot available for this championship. We want to eliminate the guess work by the committee and get the AQ."


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