Women’s soccer upset at home; drops first conference game

Bear Cubs forward Taylor Halstenson jukes with the ball around Sierra College midfielder Mikayla English Sept. 23 at Sypher Field Santa Rosa.

Sal Gebre, Staff Writer

The Bear Cubs women’s soccer team (4-3) lost 2-0 in its first conference game against rival and defending conference champions Sierra College Sept. 23.

Sierra College seized the lead early by playing a ball over the top behind the Bear Cubs’ defensive line to score the first of its two goals.

In the 14th minute, Mar Alinas had a good shot on target after receiving a ball from defender Kendra Kane that sailed just left of the goal.

At the 18th minute mark Sierra College extended its lead to 2-0.

In the 26th minute, Alinas created another opportunity but a Wolverine keeper deflected Alina’s shot as she came off her line to defend the goal.

The Bear Cubs had several opportunities and more shots on goal, but couldn’t find the back of the net.

“I think we need to work better as a team and we need to work for each other,” said sophmore Taylor Halstenson. “There was a lot of individual effort today, but no one was working hard for each other.”

The Bear Cubs are back in action at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26 against Cosumnes River College in Sacramento.