Vikings fail to tame the Mustangs


DVC forward Karla Ramos (7) and SJD midfielder Elizabeth Martinez (13) battle for the ball in a game between DVC and SJD at DVC in Pleasant Hill, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. The Vikings tied 2-2.

Julianna Cardinale, Staff member

Diablo Valley College Vikings fought their way back not once, but twice to earn themselves a tie against the San Joaquin Delta Mustangs.

The game was neck and neck possession wise for the start of the game, with DVC getting many opportunities on goal.

In the 27th minute the whole dynamic changed when San Joaquin Delta broke the scoreless game with a goal scored by Kiera Muiz.

DVC didn’t wait long to get that goal back, in the 33rd minute forward  Hailey Sigur got the ball down the right side of the field, she looked up and picked out her fellow forward Julia Curran. Curran was waiting on the back post for the cross from Harris to come in, Curran leaped in the air and put the ball right passed the goal keeper. Game tied 1-1.

Just a minute later San Joaquin answered with another goal by Kiera Muiz, “We left (Megan) Coppa all by herself out there,” said head coach Cailin Mullins, “and you can’t do that with a kid that is that good.

DVC would go into the half being down by just one goal.

DVC came out strong in the beginning of the second half with a few key saves from goalkeeper Katie McLaughlin, but it wasn’t until the 82nd minute that DVC would get there chance on goal.

Forward Karla Ramos got the ball at the top of the goal box when she was fouled by a San Joaquin player, “I kept trying to go for the ball and the girl just wanted to hold on to me,” said Ramos, “she wrapped her legs around my thighs, I noticed it so I got up and got the foul.”

This foul awarded DVC a penalty kick, coach Mullins would turn to Hannah Mazolewski to take the penalty kick.

“I chose Maz because she is a very calm and composed person,” said coach Mullins, “she handles her emotions very well so I knew she was probably one of the better players to handle that situation.”

And Mazolewski did just that, she placed the ball just past the goal keepers reach, “I felt pretty confident,” said Mazolewski, “I just looked for the corner and took it”.

Now DVC is off to face Santa Rosa for the second time this season, hoping to get a win on the board.

The next home game will be on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 3:30 pm.