Hawks highlights squad woes, trounce team in ultimate bout

Women’s soccer team done with season before final game

By Jason Sykes, Staff Writer

A relentless Hawk offensive barrage destroyed the Comet defense in its final game of the season.

Contra Costa College (1-19 overall, and 1-11 in the Bay Valley Conference) fell to Las Positas College (6-12 overall and 4-7 in BVC), losing 11-0, in a lopsided contest on the Soccer Field Friday.

The Hawks pressed the Comets all game and refused to let off of the gas.

It was going to be a long day for the Comets after a quick goal by the Hawks’ Madison Umidon just seconds into the game. Comet defensive breakdowns were a continuous component in the game.

The Hawks pressed up the field fast and tested the Comet backline all game. LPC had its way, scoring at will, taking advantage of miscommunication and bad offensive possessions.

“We got on the field not ready to play,” coach Amanda Beckenhauer said. The Comets started the second half off with another defensive breakdown allowing LPC to score right off the opening whistle.

The Hawks charged up the sideline, putting themselves into great position for a shot on goal then added to the large lead they had built.

CCC had trouble advancing the ball up the field after they gained possession of the ball. The Hawks dominated possession for the majority of the game causing CCC to have fewer opportunities to advance up the field.

When the Comets did gain possession they failed to get anything going, often times handing Las Positas the ball back each time.

The team had trouble passing the ball to one another causing many unforced turnovers. Defender Taheerah Brewer said, “The result of not using your team is the score.”

The Comets did not get a shot on goal until late in the second half of the game when it was already out of reach.

Midfielder Mayra Garcia said, “When I would push up I would have no one running with me.”

Offense was a huge problem due to the fact they could not find openings in the Hawks’ defense.

The Hawks had a big scoring day, taking advantage of every offensive opportunity.

They took 15 shots on goal, efficiently scoring on 11 of those tries.

CCC finished the year losing eight straight games, wrapping up a long tough season for the squad.