Yuba College’s women’s soccer team was only one game away from being the Bay Valley Conference champions and prior to the match, coach Jason Spain was confident that his team would win. However, Santa Rosa took that chance away.
They played Tuesday, November 9 at 6 p.m. at Geweke Field and were defeated 3-2 by the Santa Rosa Cubs.
Although they lost, the women will play on November 16 for the Regional Quarter Finals against a team and a time to be determined.
According to Spain, Leah Taylor, Elaine McCaulley, Emily Viera, and Kristin Grant are playing really well. Spain commented that the last time the team played Santa Rosa, these girls were doing an okay job, “but now these girls are just on fire!” As for the training, the women have been able to take it a little easy so that they could be fresh for the game. As Spain puts it, “We don’t need any sore legs at the game. We need to be fresh.”
Since goalie, Jamie Pau got injured, Amanda Bartolomeu has been covering the net and doing a great job at it. At their last game at Yuba College on Tuesday, Nov. 2, Yuba beat Diablo Valley 5 to nothing. Amanda Short, Kim Vargas, Megan Viera, Ashley Goheen and Aurora Becerra all scored one goal each, while goalie Bartolomeu had a shutout in the net. Christina Schwartz had two assists and Short and Vargas each had one assist.
On Thursday, October 28, the women claimed victory over Mendocino, winning 5-0. Bartolomeu and Short had a shutout in the net, while M. Viera, McCaulley, Taryn Lemere, Taylor, and Schwartz each scored a goal. M. Viera, McCaulley, Ashley Goheen, and Grant all had assists, and Whitney Alexander played well in the back, according to Spain.
On the October 26, the 49ers also defeated Solano College, 2-1. Kim Vargas scored the first goal aided with a pass by Short and McCaulley scored the last goal with an assist from Goheen. Short also had did well in the net.
For the week of October 31 – November 6, Grant was considered for Yuba College’s Athlete of the Week
With as well as the girls have done, Spain is pleased with how the women have played this year.