Women’s soccer lost two consecutive California Collegiate Athletic Association games this past weekend to put them at 0-3-1 in conference play, with an overall record of 4-5-1.
With a 24-6 shot advantage, the Broncos’ offense couldn’t get a ball in back of the net as they fell to Stanislaus State 1-0 on Friday afternoon.
“It’s the detail — we made a couple mistakes on that goal and it cost us the game,” Head Coach Jay Mason said. “We don’t get enough shots on frame. We have enough kids that have the ability to score, but they won’t take the responsibility right now.”
Freshman midfielder Jillian Erwin’s shot from just outside the box almost gave the Broncos an early 1-0 lead in the game, but the Warrior goalkeeper was able to make the save to keep the game at zero.
Continuing to put pressure on the Warriors, the Broncos’ offense had a total of 10 shots in the first half with three of them coming from Erwin.
“Effort was there. We just need to find the back of the net,” Erwin said. “We obviously had a lot of shots — just need to find that one person who needs to put it in the back of the net.”
With the score still tied at zero in the 30th minute, senior midfielder Sommer Larrabee’s shot from inside the box hit the right post, giving the Broncos another missed opportunity to take the lead.
Only three minutes left before halftime, the Warriors got the first goal of the game from 30 yards out by Sadie Ortiz.
Ortiz’s shot went just over freshman goalkeeper Sydney Williams’ glove and into the left corner of the goal.
Despite having just four shots in the first half, the Warriors had a 1-0 lead heading into halftime.
The Broncos had a total of five shots on goal.
The Broncos came out aggressive in the second half.
With just a minute into the half on a corner kick, senior Natali Di Angelo’s header looked to be the equalizer, but hit the top post and went out for a goal kick.
Just 10 minutes later, senior midfielder Aline Graham had a header of her own that was saved by the Warriors’ goalkeeper.
Looking for the equalizing goal, the Broncos controlled most of the possession in the second half.
CPP only had eight shots of their 24 on goal.
“Our final pass isn’t great and we don’t get enough numbers in the box and we just don’t have a player that wants to score a goal,” Mason said.
In the final 10 minutes of the game, the Broncos had a total of three shots, but the shots couldn’t get by the Warrior goalkeeper.
The Broncos had a total of five corners in the game to just one for the Warriors.
The Warriors had a total of eight saves in the game.
“We let down on little opportunities that we had and made big mistakes,” Di Angelo said. “They countered on our mistakes and took advantage of it. We had a lot of shots on them with eight on the frame. We just couldn’t put them on the back of the net and that’s what we need to work on.”
The Broncos fell to Chico State 3-2 on Sunday afternoon by a late goal by the Bobcats.
In the 23rd minute of the game, the Bobcats got the first goal of the game by Juliana Los from 20 yards out.
Just eight minutes later, a header by Chico State’s Sarah Emigh put the Bobcats up 2-0 just 30 minutes in the game.
Sophomore forward Ally LaCarra-Platt’s unassisted goal from 20 yards out put the Broncos back into the game, just behind one goal heading into halftime.
Sophomore forward Samantha Putnam tied the game at two with her second goal of the season from 15 yards out.
With just five minutes left in the game and overtime looming, the Bobcats’ Erin Woods got the game-winning goal to give the Bobcats the victory.
The Broncos will head to Sonoma State on Friday afternoon to take on the Seawolves and Humboldt State Sunday afternoon to face the Jacks.
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