Trojans beat Hawks… twice!

Trojans head for the goal in the game against Las Positas.

By Will Nacouzi/The Skyline View

Trojans head for the goal in the game against Las Positas.


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The women’s soccer team faced off against Las Positas College, Friday Oct. 28 in San Bruno. 


The Las Positas Hawks entered the match after losing to Ohlone College on Oct. 25 and ranked fourth in the Conference prior to the match. Skyline College entered the match fresh off their win over Cañada College, and ranked third in the division but were ranked first just a few weeks ago before injuries to key players affected their game.


The match kicked off at 2:00 p.m. with both teams fighting for command of the ball but neither team was successful at maintaining control for long as control of possession switched back and fore between players.


The closely contested first half of the game ended with both teams tied at 0-0.  The break between half’s gave both teams the time to rest and re-examine their mistakes on the field. Both teams come very close to scoring during the first half of the game but mistakes and good defense halted any attempt to score. Jazmine Cazares came close to a goal but the Hawks’ defense once again countered and was able to hold back the attack.


The second half of the game kicked off with the Trojans on the assault, with Cazares , and season-scoring leader, Katie Jaques, almost putting the Trojans ahead in the opening minutes of the half but was stopped by the Las Positas’ goalkeeper.


The following ten minutes saw both sides fighting hard to put points on the board, but the defense of both teams kept the ball flying back and forth on both ends of the field. For every Trojan attack, there was a response. 


The first goal of the game finally came when the Trojans’ Katie Jaques scored 28 minutes into the second half.  Skyline took the lead.


The Trojans followed that up with a second goal at the 20 minute mark, by Katie Jaques, that placed Skyline two points ahead of the Hawks.


The Hawks elevated their game after Skyline’s offense resulted in a pair of goals.  After a long battle against the Trojan defense, Las Positas scored their first goal; it was too little too late as the game clock read only two minutes left in the match.  They failed to score again before the clock ran out.


The win keeps Skyline third in the Coast: North Division with a record of 8 wins, 2 losses, and one tie. The Trojans are only one win behind Ohlone college and two wins behind City College in the Division and are hoping to make the playoffs as pointed out by Head Coach, Kevin Corsiglia.


“We knew that we had to get some goals in this game. It’s a very important game for us to win and we only have a few games until the playoffs,” said Corsiglia. “We’re hoping to get in to the playoffs so this game was very important to us.”


Skyline’s next home game will be against Division leader, City College of San Francisco at 2 p.m.