Women’s Soccer team wins big

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Rio Hondo (8-4-3,3-2) greeted Victor Valley college(4-9-1,3-2) with a shutout on Oct. 15 as they were able to dominate and earn a 3-0 win over the Rams in Foothill Conference match.

The Roadrunners broke the game wide open early in the first half, 6 minutes into the game Selena Quezeda poked the ball to Sierra Kaufmann who assisted Vanessa Carlos and was able to finish with her right foot to the left side of the keeper (1-0).

Rio Hondo would threaten again later in the first half with a corner kick set play by Vanessa Carlos with a ball placed nicely on the back post but unfortunately was headed just over the crossbar of the Rams Goalkeeper.

With no answer for the Roadrunners strong midfield, Victor Valley was forced onto their heels playing the majority of the first half on their side of the field.

The Roadrunners kept pushing forward and putting the ball through to their 2 dominate strikers Vanessa Carlos and Sierra Kaufmann who were able to work together nicely up front for the first time this season said Kaufmann and Carlos. In a postgame interview Kaufmann said “we didn’t connect in the beginning of the season, we got frustrated a lot because we couldn’t figure it out. Up until this game actually, this is like the best we’ve ever played together”

Victor Valley did have some looks at goal in the first half but nothing that goalkeeper Katlyn Oshima couldn’t handle proving it with a clean sheet for the 4 time this season.

Half way into the first the Roadrunner midfield were able to string a few passes together off a Victor Valley mistake that would lead to the 2-0 goal. Kaufmann controlled a nice pass through the left wing and then placed a dangerous low cross into the center of the box. The right wing Tatiana Carillo didn’t waste her opportunity and was able to get to the low ball before the 2 other Ram defenders to place the ball in the back of the net (2-0).

Kaufmann would appear on the stat sheet again this game, only this time she would be the author of a goal. Once more the ball would be played though from center pitch and the quick Roadrunner was able to get to the ball before the Victor Valley last man. Kaufmann attempted to flick it over the goalie but unfortunately was stopped. Thankfully Vanessa Carlos was there to return the favor re-centering the ball from just outside the 18 to the penalty spot. A lonely Kaufmann was able to capitalize on her second opportunity heading the ball over a Ram defender who stepped into goal (3-0).

The Roadrunners didn’t let up in the second half continuing to put the pressure on the Victor Valley back line. With a few corner kicks and free kicks Rio Hondo attempted to put goal 4 on the board. Luckily for the Rams 3 goals was enough and were able to keep the Roadrunners scoreless in the second half.

Rio Hondo Womens soccer team will head over to Ventura on Oct 22 and then over to Chaffey who the Roadrunners had a tough time against last time they played losing 3-0.