Men’s & Women’s Soccer Win Tuesday Night Thrillers

Women’s Soccer

By Owen Hunt

On Tuesday night, our women’s soccer team took on Casa for the second time in league play. It was a nail biter from beginning to end with exciting plays and close calls. The Falcons started the game with a strong presence, holding possession of the ball for most of the first half. However, unable to find their timing, the girls were unable to change the score, and with the talented Lauren Towne (‘20) in goal for the Falcons, the Rams were blocked of any chance of scoring. With close calls from Emma Thompson (’18), Annemarie Barbour (‘19), and Maci Bakarich (‘19), the Falcons kept the Rams’ goalie on her toes.

The Falcons and Rams entered the half tied at 0-0 leading to a suspenseful and exciting second half. Casa came out of the gate strong only to be stopped in their tracks by our wall of defenders Julia Atlee (‘18), Hailey Green (’18), Kayla Stephens (‘18) and Kennedy Earley (‘19). Dior Dupavillon (‘19) and Barbour ran the ball on the edg,e making strong drives and put the Falcons in great position to get shots off. Stand out performances from Ainsley Carroll (‘20) and freshman Lexi Rakela (‘21) playing great midfield throughout the game. Rakela in the last minutes of the game broke past the defenders going one on one against the goalie. Leaving the goalie sprawled behind her and defenders hot on her heels, Rakela had a clean shot for the game winning goal putting the Falcons up 1-0 for another league victory. Don’t miss our girls as they travel to take on Vista Del Lago Thursday night.

She’s a freshman! Rakela knocks in the winning goal.

Men’s Soccer

By Nick Smith

The Christian Brothers Varsity Men’s Soccer team has had a turbulent past week of competition in which the boys fell hard with a score of 4-0 the Rio Americano Raiders and then quickly struck back by crushing the El Camino Eagles by a score of 4-2. The Falcons had an equally turbulent match Tuesday evening, as they battled the Casa Roble Rams for the second time in this league season.
After their last victory over the Rams, which was carried by some excellent strikes from JT Waldon (’19), Jarod Enos (’18), and Alex Silva (’18), the Varsity team was fired up to play. However, the boys may have been too eager, as at halftime they were losing to the Rams by a score of 3-2, notably similar to the last match against Casa Roble. Once again, however, some spectacularly vivacious motivation from Head Coach Jacob Hunley (’96) inspired the team to take their destinies into their own hands.
The Falcon offense moved fluidly across the pitch, easily striking past the Rams defense, putting three goals in the back of the net. The defensive side of the CB team played just as precisely, not allowing a single goal to be scored on their side of the pitch. Excellent strikes from young midfielder Hunter Dierlam (’20), a Sophomore prodigy who amazingly put three goals past the Rams, Waldon, and forward David Smiley (’19) truly saved the match for the Falcons.
After yet another spectacular victory over the Rams, the Varsity Men’s team now looks to best their league rival Vista Del Lago in a home conference match this Thursday. If you cannot attend the Sac City match, there will be a livestream and commentary of the match from KBFT. Feel free to tune in.