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Volleyball Tallies two Big 8 Victories; Women's Soccer Defeats American River

Sep 29, 2016 12:00AM ● By Source: Ron Richardson, Folsom Lake College

Women’s Volleyball

FLC head coach Matt Torrez won’t say so, but his inaugural-season women’s volleyball team is really pretty darned good.  The Falcons won two Big 8 Conference matches last week, rolling Santa Rosa in straight sets on Wednesday night in Santa Rosa (25-20, 25-21, 25-16) and taking down Modesto at FLC on Friday, 3-1 (25-18, 25-16, 16-25, 25-18).  Against Santa Rosa, the Falcons recorded 46 kills – 21 by Kylie Haverson – and 68 digs.  Setter Samatha Hegseth added 36 assists in the win.  In Friday’s victory over Modesto, the Falcons pounded 48 kills, with six players recording at least 5 each.  Once again, it was Haverson leading the way with 16 kills and two service aces.  Isabel Mason notched 46 assists from the setter position while libero Alexis Mauck had 33 digs.  The victories improved the Falcons’ Big 8 record to 2-1 (good for 4th place currently) and 11-3 overall.  This week they have a bye on Wednesday before taking on perennial contender Sierra on Friday in Rocklin.

Women’s Soccer

In front of a packed Falcon Stadium on Friday night, FLC sophomore Karina Torres’ hat trick (3 goals) and a stifling team defense led the home team to 3-0 victory over cross-town rival American River.  With fans of both teams filling the stadium, the atmosphere was electric as the two teams met for the first time ever.  Torres’ first goal came 14 minutes in when she took a pass from freshman Keionna Claypoole and buried it in the net.  In the 32nd minute, Torres sent a high shot over the Beavers’ keeper that struck the crossbar, then bounced off the keeper’s back into the net for a 2-0 lead.  Meanwhile, Falcon defenders Mia Evans, Megan Trent, and Amber Hicks kept the Beavers away from their goal with tough defense.  Torres’ third goal came at the 70-minute mark and effectively put the game away.  Falcon goalkeeper Aubrey Hall earned the shutout as the Falcons outshot the Beavers, 25-9.  With the win, the Falcons improved to 2-1-1 in Big 8 Conference play (tied for 2nd place with Modesto, just one point behind Diablo Valley) and 7-1-1 overall.  The Falcons’ lone match this week will be on Wednesday when they host Delta College (7-1 overall, 2-1 Big 8) at 6:00 pm at Falcon Stadium.