Falcons have first tie of conference season
Solano’s winning streak ended Friday with a disappointing 0-0 tie with the visiting Napa Valley College Storm on Friday, Oct 14. The Falcon’s panicked when they first took the field, missing passes and turning the ball over frequently in their defensive end. After ten minutes of running around, Solano calmed their nerves and began to play soccer.
“At first we didn’t play our game,” team captain Sandy Garcia said. “When we settled down, we dominated,” she said.
The Falcon’s offense pressed aggressively throughout the match, generating several scoring chances, but unable to convert them to goals.
“We had opportunities; we just couldn’t finish,” Garcia said.
“We didn’t take advantage of scoring chances early on and made it harder for ourselves,” head coach Jeff Cardinal said.
The Falcon’s played hard, winning the majority of one-on-one battles with the physical Napa Valley team. Solano also moved the ball well to get quality shots on goal, challenging the Storm’s goalkeeper.
“We did amazing; I’m proud of my team – we haven’t let up a goal this season (to a conference rival),” said freshman Michelle Giron.
Solano is still undefeated in their conference.