Lady Hawks beat Skyline for first conference win

Justin Edrington

The Las Positas College women’s soccer team was all laughs and smiles after clinching its first conference win of the year. The lady Hawks cruised to a 5-0 victory over Skyline on Tuesday afternoon Sept. 18.

The lady hawks dominant victory Tuesday pales in comparison to their 1-2 loss against Chabot last Friday. With an overall record of 2-4-1, wins have been hard to come by for the lady hawks thus far. However Tuesday’s game showed signs of an improving team. Coming off a record of 9-12 last year and with a roster that is nearly doubled in size the women’s soccer team his high hopes for the 2012 season.

“I have high expectations this year”, Said Head Coach Sissi do Amor.

Do Amor is in in her eighth year as the women’s head soccer coach.

“We have a much larger roster and a great core group of girls returning, my goal is the playoffs.”
Tuesday’s win gives the lady hawks a 1-1-0 record in conference. The lady hawks must continue to accumulate victories like Tuesdays if they want to reach the playoffs and contend in the competitive coast north division.

“It was a really great spirit lifter for our team”, second year player and team captain Rachel Sampson Said.

“We are still working on our team chemistry and communication, but (Tuesdays game) incorporated everything we have been working on the last few weeks.”

With new players joining the team come new challenges. Timing and chemistry are often perfected through repetition.

However new additions like Christi Wallace are already making an impact for the lady hawks.

“Christi just joined the team and has already improved our communication”, do Amor said.

“She is very vocal out there, something we need to improve on.”

The lady hawks lead Tuesday’s game 4-0 at halftime and really put the nail in the coffin in the thirty-third minute with a long strike from center field. Forward Melissa Aboud led all scorers with a three-goal outburst while midfielder Kathryn Lee and center Christi Wallace each added goals of their own.

“I am proud of our girls, but they just played okay”, do Amor said.

“I want them to have passion for the game, to leave everything on the field, I can push them to work hard but they must have a real desire to play.”


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