The Vikings tame the Panthers


Katharine Hada

Andrea Weinstein defends in the first half of the DVC vs. Sacramento City game in Pleasant Hill, Calif. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. The Vikings won 3-0.

Fidel Ontiveros, Sports editor

In the game between the Vikings of Diablo Valley College and the Panthers of Sacramento city, the Vikings got their second home win. After two ties and one loss, the soccer team locked the Panthers down throughout the entire game.

The game started off with both team’s defenses maintaining a score of 0-0. While the ball was mostly on the opponents side of the field, the Vikings couldn’t find their way into the goal. The Panther’s goalie was hard at work trying to keep the ball from sailing into the goal.

Things really got started when forward Ashley Scannell scored the first goal in the 28th minute with an amazing header, giving DVC all the confidence they needed.

DVC was able to keep their defense strong while keeping up their attack. In the 33rd minute, midfielder Hannah Mazolewski scored the second goal, boosting DVC’s moral that much more.

Entering the second half, DVC came out looking ready to keep up their assault. The Panthers kept on fighting, but weren’t making much headway in moving the ball to the other side of the field. To close out the game, forward Hailey Sigur scored their last goal in the 90th minute. The game ended with the score being 3-0.

After the game, head coach Cailin Mullins said, “We did alright, we’re still not disciplined in and around the goal. This game was definitely a situation where we should have scored more.”

Captain Megan Coppa said, “We did really well, today we wanted to work on passing and I feel like we’re improving a lot.”

DVC’s next opponent is American River college. Forward Hannah Harris said, “We’re definitely going to come out and go all out. We showed that today.”

Their next home game is on Friday, Oct. 16th at 3:30 pm against San Joaquin Delta.