On November 7 the team played their last home game of the season against Mendocino winning 3-0. Winning has become so ordinary for the team that the excitement was lacking on the field that day. The first half started of with a goal by Kami Kapaku yet after that goal and until the second half most of the ball handling was done by the opposing team.
The defense for Yuba College, being as stellar as it is, kept the game at mid-field as the game lulled on throughout the first half with nearly no goal attempts for either side. After a stern talk by the coach at half time the team played with the intensity that had won them the season.
Surprisingly, Mendocino put up a decent fight trying to match Yuba’s attacks. Amber Shepherd for Mendocino had 6 saves and the aggressiveness shown by the defenders was apparent having penalty after penalty called on them for tackling. Defense for the opposing side held their own but there was no stopping Kapaku. She scored two more goals by the end of the game sealing the fate of the match.
With such a great season behind the women’s soccer team it is no surprise the level of excitement that the express when mentioning playoffs. When asked about the upcoming games, Kami Kapaku said, “We expect an easy first and second round. We just got to come out hard and play like we’ve always been playing.” Kapaku currently leads the team in points having 22 goals and 14 assists, and is second on the leader board for points in the state. Not far off is Chandlar Davis with 15 goals and 3 assists. When asked about her thoughts about the playoffs Davis said, “I’m stoked about making playoffs. I think we are really gonna dominate being on our own turf. I can’t wait to get started.”
As of November 8, 2006 the team has yet to taste defeat in 20 games. They have played some of the top community college teams in the nation, shutting out 18 of the 20 games and only allowing 3 goals thus far. According to the rankings on ccsoccernews.com, they rank fifth in the state.
By winning all their conference games they secured home field advantage throughout the playoffs. When asked to comment on the playoffs Coach Jason Spain plainly said, “If we play our best game, no one can beat us.”