Women suffer first conference loss

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The last few weeks haven’t been easy for the Lady Bear Cubs soccer team. An ugly game against Sacramento City that resulted in a 0-0 tie, was followed by their first conference loss to Sierra.

“We didn’t play well against Sacramento City. It was one of our worst games of the season,” said head coach Karen Stanely.

After Sacramento City, the team needed to regroup and find a way to overcome their poor playing performance.

“We needed to step it up, ” said Stanley.

The loss to Sierra was yet another setback for the Cubs. Star player Erin Wofford had to sit out because of a red card she received during the team’s game against Sacramento City. Wofford provides the team not only with her great playing ability, but the spirit she brings with her.

“Erin is very inspirational. Very good leader. She makes things happen,” said Stanley.

Wofford’s absence may have contributed to the loss, but the team took the opportunity to play together and step up their game.

“It was a great game. We changed up positions and had to move players around. We played well and can’t wait to play them again,” said Stanley.

The Cubs turned their luck around in Friday’s non-conference game against College of the Redwoods. Ashlee Dencklau and Jen Fetter each played well for the Cubs. Dencklau came away with two goals and two assists. Wofford returned to the line-up and contributed to her teams effort with one goal and one assist.

A close team that spends much of their time together, there is much future potential to be found in the Cubs. The recruiting process has begun for the seven sophomores. Stanley and her staff are hard at work making tapes in attempts to get their players noticed.

Stanley believes that many of her players will be signed by next year, but the signing of Wofford should come sooner.

“Wofford will hopefully be signed by the end of the season,” said Stanley.

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