One goal wasn’t enough for DVC

Julianna Cardinale, Staff member

The DVC women’s soccer team tied Las Positas 1-1 in their first home game, and will be looking to improve upon their scoring abilities.

“I thought we played really well in the first half,” said coach Cailin Mullins, “we came out with good energy, and we moved the ball really well.”

Mullins said that their game plan was to possess the ball and keep Las Positas from getting any chances on goal, “The only real chances that they had were in set pieces and free kicks,” said Mullins “its was really promising that they didn’t get very many choices on goal from the run of play.”

The opening minutes of the second half was still dominated by DVC. They possessed the ball and kept it mainly on Las Positas’ side of the field.

DVC had a few shots on goal, but nothing went in the back of the net until the 51st minute.

“I saw Julia (Curran) with the ball and she did a little outside flick to me,” sophomore captain Megan Coppa said. “I took it inside and saw that the keeper came out and left the back post open, so I took the shot and it went in.”

Coach Mullins puts a lot of emphasis on the way her squad scored the goal. It was a combination play between the forwards and the midfielders. “This last week we have been working on this combination play,” said Mullins “it was good to see that we have it in us.”

But DVC’s lead didn’t last very long, in the 53rd minute Las Positas answered with a goal by Ireli Loyola.

“I think we can improve on not playing to the other teams level,” said Coppa “if we would have kept playing our style of soccer we would have ran them off the field.”

In their upcoming games DVC looks to improve upon their scoring. As a team, they have only scored three goals in their first four games. Mullins says that this team has way too much skill and athleticism to be scoring very few goals.

The next home game will be on Tuesday, Sept. 15th at 4:00 pm.