On Friday night, the women’s soccer team destroyed the Cal State East Bay Pioneers 5-0 at Kellogg Stadium.
The victory helped the Broncos extend their win streak to three games and pushed their overall record to 11-3-2 and 7-1-2 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).
The Broncos outshot the Pioneers with 21 total shots, 13 of which were on target, compared to the Pioneers, who only had three shots and none on target.
“I’m really proud of the girls; they come out and try to apply the things we want them to apply,” head coach Jay Mason said. “The group is pretty close. The girls (who) come on are excited and nervous and they try and model the game after the players ahead of them.”
Right off the bat, the Broncos looked to get on the board in the first half after junior forward Taylor Scott had three shots in a row. After multiple attempts from the Broncos, Scott finally broke through with the first goal of the match after an assist by senior forward Ambria Pogue.
One minute later, the Pioneers attempted to tie the game with a shot that, fortunately for the Broncos, went out above the goal. Following the Pioneers’ attempt, the Broncos responded with back-to-back shots.
First, senior midfielder/forward Amanda Duran shot, but the ball went out right of the goal. Following that attempt, sophomore midfielder/forward Allyssa Larkin had another shot but it went out left of the Pioneers’ goal.
Two minutes later, the Broncos had a series of shots but fell short of scoring the second goal of the match. The second goal came during minute 32 when Pogue finished inside the box after a cross from Larkin down the right flank. To end the first half, the Broncos had three more shots in the final three minutes.
“I think the team played really well,” Scott said. “We did the things coach asked us to do. In the beginning, we didn’t come out as well. But we picked it up and pushed through and I think we played really well.”
Coming into the second half, in search of sealing the win, the Broncos scored their third goal of the match. The goal came after sophomore midfielder Jazmin Duran assisted Scott for her second goal of the match.
Despite being on the dominant side for the entire match, following their third goal, the Broncos struggled to score any shots. The fourth goal came during minute 66 when sophomore midfielder Jillian Erwin blasted a shot from outside the box to the back of the net.
Seven minutes later, junior midfielder Ally Lacarra-Platt received a pass from junior midfielder Jessica Llamas between the half of the field and the box, and quickly turned to score.
“I think I did well. I’m very happy I scored,” Lacarra-Platt said. “I think I put a lot of effort on both sides of the ball and I’m glad I brought energy off the bench for my team.”
To end the first half, the Broncos continued with their dominance and looked for more goals, but were unsuccessful in their pursuit. The team had a total of four shots in the final 15 minutes of the match. On the other hand, the Pioneers’ struggles were evident, as they didn’t have a shot in the final 25 minutes of the game.
The Broncos took on the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters on Sunday afternoon, walking away with a 1-0 victory.
The Broncos took an lead early in the seventh minute when the Otters’ goalkeeper made a failed attempt to block a shot, resulting in an own goal.
That one goal would be the only goal for the entire match, giving the Broncos their fourth straight victory.
After the weekend, the Broncos’ conference record now stands at 8-1-2.
The Broncos will return to action Wednesday, Nov. 6 when they travel to Rohnert Park to face Sonoma State for the final match of the CCAA conference.
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