Vikings shut down the Hawks in 7-0 win


Fidel Ontiveros

DVC forward Julia Curran (18) taking the ball down the field in a game between DVC and Consumnes River at DVC in Pleasant Hill, Calif. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. The Vikings won 7-0.

Nik Wojcik

After handing the Hawks a 2-1 win on Sept. 29, the Viking’s had something to prove, and that they did. On Oct. 27, the Diablo Valley College soccer team went head-to-head against the Consumnes River College Hawks for the second time this season.

This time, the Vikings left the field with a 7-0 victory.

DVC’s Megan Coppa came out strong, and although her first attempt at goal was blocked, it wasn’t in vain. Forward Hannah Kidson swiftly picked up the rebound and scored the first point 7 minutes into the game.

That play kicked up the aggression from the CRC team as Kidson was knocked to the ground shortly after her first goal and defensive player Deiziana Dargan was carried off the field with a right leg injury following a skirmish with 28 minutes left in the first half.

The Vikings played well on Tuesday, but the opposition’s failure to connect didn’t hurt either. A frustrated Kate Burkhardt of CRC was heard yelling at her teammates: “You’ve got to know your damn place!”

“You guys are definitely making the more quality plays,” said Eddie Story, father of CRC Hawks’ left wing Andrea Story as the first half concluded with DVC up 1-0.

The more frustrated CRC got, the more the team seemed to fall apart and the more DVC stepped up their game.

The Vikings came out all business for the second half and Gabby Silva kicked it off with a big bang. Assisted by forward Julia Curran, Silva got a clean shot and brought the score to 2-0 within the first five minutes. Two minutes later, Curran made a pressure-play and put it past the Hawks’ goalie, Charli Haase, for DVC’s third goal. Adding insult to injury, Kidson once again scored on CRC, bringing the game up to 4-0 with 35 minutes still left on the clock.

“They’re really working together as a team,” said Masharika Wiggins just before her daughter, Hailey Sigur, returned to the game and swiftly scored DVC’s fifth goal.

Marissa Lopez of CRC became increasingly assertive as the clock wound down, but was unable to kill the momentum. Instead, Lopez earned herself a yellow card five minutes before the Vikings’ Daissy Lozano scored and brought the game to 6-0.

With 3 minutes left on the clock, DVC’s Hannah Harris made one last shot, bringing the final devastating score to 7-0 in what Tom Ottley, father of CRC’s Anna Ottley, referred to as an “ass whooping.”

Game over.