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A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

Bear Cubs dominate against Contra Costa

Kayla Beaton
SRJC defenseman Matias Gomez goes up for a header in the first half of Wednesday’s home opener versus Contra Costa. The Bear Cubs trounced their opponent 12-0.

The SRJC Bear Cubs Men’s soccer team kicked off their season with a dominant 12-0 win against Contra Costa Wednesday afternoon. 

The Bear Cubs jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first minute.

Head Coach Marty Kinahan said he was most pleased with the “fast start they had and how aggressive they played.” By the 28 minute mark the lead was 5-0. In the first half, eight different players scored. At halftime the score was 8-0. 

Forward Jalen Roman thought SRJC attacked Contra Costa’s defense very well.

“It wasn’t really their defense, it was just execution on our part. Doing our own thing,” he said. “The way we moved the ball around, letting everybody have a touch on the ball and also staying composed, and never fell into their game.” 

Roman was a standout player for the Bear Cubs. He scored back-to-back goals in the second half to put the game fully out of reach.

Coach Kinahan was impressed with his team’s play.

“The guys played a little unselfish which is nice, but we also need guys to be selfish as well,” Kinahan said. “A lot of guys were involved as well.” 

The Bear Cubs next home game is at 4 p.m Sept. 6 against Canada. 

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Kayla Beaton
Kayla Beaton, Staff Writer
Kayla Beaton is in her third year at SRJC, majoring in journalism. This is her second semester with The Oak Leaf and this is her first semester as co-sports editor. She hopes to transfer in the fall to either Sonoma State, Long Beach State, San Diego State or Cal State Fullerton. Kayla wants to become a sports broadcaster in hopes of working at ESPN. Kayla grew up playing and watching sports, she also loves dogs and has three of her own.

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