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2012 Game Stories

By Dave Loveton, SBCC Sports Information

Thursday, Sept. 27 -- Cuesta at SBCC, 7 p.m.  SBCC 4, Cuesta 1  Records: 5-2-2, 1-0

   Grimaldo sparks 4-1 victory
Vaqueros top Cuesta in WSC North opener

 Sandy Grimaldo scored two goals in a seven-minute span of the first half Thursday night and SBCC went on to beat Cuesta 4-1 in its WSC North debut at La Playa Stadium.
 The freshman forward from Mammoth Lakes beat the keeper to the right corner in the 32nd minute and then headed in a corner kick from Kayla Campbell in the 39th minute to make it 2-0.
 It was the first win in five games for the defending WSC champion Vaqueros (5-2-2, 1-0), who are 16-4-2 in their last 22 at home.
 “This was our first conference game, so we had to step it up,” said Grimaldo. “We had good communication out there. If we keep playing like this, we'll keep winning.”
 Grimaldo came close to getting a hat trick late in the second half and actually scored on a play that was nullified by an offside call.
 The Vaqueros held Cuesta (4-3-2) without a shot in the first half while taking 13 of their own. For the game, they outshot the visitors 23-3, including 10-3 in shots on goal.
 Three minutes into the second half, Brandie Harris lobbed a 35-yard shot over the keeper’s head for her team-leading eighth goal of the season. Courteney Bragg scored for Cuesta in the 62nd minute.
 SBCC made it 4-1 in the 72nd minute on another header off a corner kick. Defender Linn Viklund got the goal on as assist from Justina Silva.
 “We knocked it around very well and the goals we scored were just rewards for the way we played,” said coach John Sisterson. “The girls finished their chances tonight. It was good to open defense of our WSC title with a victory.”
 The Vaqueros host Oxnard on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 21 -- SBCC at L.A. Pierce , 3 p.m.  Pierce 6, SBCC 2  Record: 4-2-2

Pierce too much for Vaqueros
    They fall 6-2 in 107-degree heat

 SBCC fell behind 4-0 to L.A. Pierce on Friday and never recovered in a 6-2 women’s soccer loss on a scorching 107-degree day in Woodland Hills.
 “It was disappointing, there were lots of defensive errors,” said coach John Sisterson. “When we got the ball on the floor, we knocked the ball around well, even though the score didn’t reflect it.”
 Kayla Campbell scored in the 27th minute to make it 4-1 and Brandie Harris notched her seventh goal in the 86th minute for the Vaqueros (4-2-2), who are ranked 10th in Southern California.
 The Vaqueros will play their next five at home, starting with the WSC North opener vs. Cuesta on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 14 -- CC San Francisco at SBCC, 2 p.m.  #4 San Francisco 2, #21 SBCC 0  Record: 4-1-2

No. 4 Rams blank Vaqueros 2-0
SBCC outshoots visitors 13-3 in second half

 Jami Murray scored a goal in each half on Friday afternoon, leading No. 4 CC San Francisco to a 2-0 women’s soccer victory over No. 21 SBCC at La Playa Stadium.
 It was the first loss and first shutout for the Vaqueros (4-1-2). The Rams, who took third in the state last year, are 3-0-1.
 Murray converted a penalty kick in the 15th minute after Stephanie Barragan was brought down by SBCC keeper Brianna Robinson.
 “I thought the PK call was very harsh,” said coach John Sisterson. “We felt Brianna put her hand right on top of the ball (before they collided).”
 Santa Barbara outshot the Rams 13-3 in the second half, including 5-2 in shots on goal. Brandie Harris hit the crossbar in the 77th minute. Three minutes later, Murray converted a left-footed shot from 15 yards to make it 2-0.
 “I thought we knocked the ball around pretty well,” said Sisterson, whose team is 0-1-2 in its last three games. “Brandie hit the bar twice and we hit the post a few times. With a little luck, it could have been a different result.
 “San Francisco was a Final Four team last year and they came back with a lot of sophomores. I really felt like we outplayed them.” 
  The Vaqueros travel to L.A. Pierce on Friday for a 3 p.m. nonconference game.

Monday, Sept. 10 -- SBCC at East Los Angeles, 6 p.m.  #10 SBCC 1, East L.A. 1, tie  Record: 4-0-2

No. 10 Vaqueros earn 1-1 tie at East L.A.
      Grimaldo’s fourth goal ties it in 42nd minute

 SBCC posted its second straight women’s soccer tie on Monday night as Sandy Grimaldo’s first-half goal produced a 1-1 decision with East Los Angeles in Monterey Park.
 The Huskies (1-2-2) took a 1-0 lead in the 35th minute. In the 42nd minute, Sarah Atmajoana won three different 50-50 balls and then set up Grimaldo for her fourth goal of the year for the Vaqueros (4-0-2).
 “It was a good performance against a solid team,” said coach John Sisterson. “We’ve played a lot of games in a short amount of time. We could have won this game.”
 SBCC, ranked No. 10 in the state, has played six times in a 14-day span.
 Sisterson said his team had a couple of breakaways in the second half, including a shot by Brandie Harris that bounced off the crossbar.
 The Vaqueros rallied to tie a game for the second time in four days. Last Friday, they fell behind Chaffey 2-0 after 15 minutes before storming back to secure a 2-2 tie.

Friday, Sept. 7 -- Chaffey at SBCC, 2 p.m.  SBCC 2, Chaffey 2, tie  Record: 4-0-1

Vaqueros rally to tie Chaffey 2-2
Grimaldo scores twice for unbeaten SBCC

 The Sandy and Brandie Show was on display Friday afternoon in the home debut for the SBCC women’s soccer team.
 Sandy Grimaldo scored two goals and Brandie Harris assisted on both as the Vaqueros overcame a two-goal deficit to tie Chaffey 2-2 at La Playa Stadium.
 The Vaqueros remained unbeaten (4-0-1) and improved to 18-3-1 in their last 22 home appearances.
 “We got off to a slow start but we got through it,” said Grimaldo, who has three goals and four assists. “We figured out what to do, we just needed to cut down the angles. Brandie and I are really close which is why we work well together.”
 Angie Herbst gave the visitors a 1-0 lead just five minutes into the game, ending a 364-minute scoreless streak by goalie Brianna Robinson and the Vaquero defense. Jasmine Medina scored on a rebound to give the Cougars (2-1-1) a 2-0 advantage in the 15th minute. One minute later, Harris fed a through ball to Grimaldo, who beat the keeper from the left side.
 Midfielder Samantha Maxwell had three good scoring chances in the middle of the first half, including a corner kick that was saved by a defender.
 In the 58th minute, Harris crossed the ball from the left side and Grimaldo headed it in for the equalizer.
 Harris had her goal-scoring streak snapped at four games. She has a point in all five games and is one of the state’s top scorers with 14 points (six goals, two assists).
 Chaffey outshot the Vaqueros 16-13, including 10-5 in the second half. Robinson made six of her eight saves in the final 45 minutes.
 “It was disappointing to be two goals down and we’d warned the girls that this was quite a decent team,” said coach John Sisterson. “We just didn’t compete at the start. But we responded and got within a goal at halftime.
 “After we tied it in the second half, it was all one-way traffic and we could have won it but we couldn’t find that extra gear.”

Tuesday, Sept. 4 -- SBCC at Taft, 1 p.m.  SBCC 3, Taft 0  Record: 4-0

 Harris’ hat trick fuels 3-0 win
Vaqueros notch fourth straight shutout

 The sun was blazing on Tuesday at Taft College and SBCC’s Brandie Harris was just as hot. The freshman from Dos Pueblos High posted her first collegiate hat trick in a 3-0 victory with temperatures in the high 90s.
 Harris has six goals on the year and she’s scored in four straight games. Freshman goalie Brianna Robinson and the defense haven’t given up a goal in 360 minutes for the Vaqueros (4-0), who’ve won all their games on the road.
 “Brandie is quick, she’s sharp and has a knack for getting behind the defense,” said coach John Sisterson. “And she finishes her chances.”
 Harris staked the Vaqueros to a 2-0 halftime lead with close-range goals in the 20th and 34th minutes. Justina Silva and Courtney Allard provided the assists.
 Harris completed the hat trick in the 68th minute with a stellar run from 40 yards. She sliced through the defense, then beat the goalie 1-on-1.

Saturday, Sept. 1 -- Nike Classic at Ventura College: SBCC vs. West Valley, 11 a.m.  SBCC 3, West Valley 0  Record: 3-0

Harris scores in 3rd straight game
    Vaqueros top West Valley 3-0

 Freshman forward Brandie Harris found the net for the third straight game and SBCC recorded a shutout for the third time in five days on Saturday as the Vaqueros blanked West Valley of Saratoga 3-0 in the Nike Soccer Classic at Ventura College.
 Santa Barbara is 3-0 and goalie Brianna Robinson hasn’t allowed a score in 270 minutes.
 Alexandra Abbott opened the scoring in the 35th minute with a 25-yard goal on an assist from Sandy Grimaldo. One minute later, Grimaldo eluded the defense with a back-heel dribble and fed Harris, who fired the ball to the back post.
 Grimaldo leads the Vaqueros with six points in three games.
 In the 78th minute, defender Sonja Gustafsson went on a long run through three players and scored from 20 yards.
 “The more the game went on, the better we knocked it around,” said coach John Sisterson. “We had a lot of opportunities. It’s been a great week.”
 Sisterson praised the defensive play of Gustaffson, Marissa Fontanes, Linn Viklund and Debbie Arreola. 

Thursday, Aug. 30 -- Nike Classic at Ventura College: SBCC vs. Rio Hondo, 3 p.m.  SBCC 2, Rio Hondo 0  Record: 2-0

Vaqueros blank Rio Hondo 2-0
Harris, Silva get second-half goals

 Brandie Harris and Justina Silva tallied second-half goals on Thursday and SBCC shut out Rio Hondo 2-0 in the opening round of the Nike Soccer Classic at Ventura College.
 “We were going against the wind in the first half and Rio Hondo is a good team,” explained coach John Sisterson. “We found a way to play attractive soccer in the second half.”
 The Vaqueros improved to 2-0 with their second straight 2-0 triumph.
 Harris, a freshman forward from Dos Pueblos High, scored for the second consecutive game. She took a pass from Debbie Arreola in the 53rd minute and volleyed it in from the penalty area. “It was a pretty goal, the ball never touched the ground,” said Sisterson.
 In the 67th minute, Sandy Grimaldo made a nice back-heel move to elude a defender, then set up Silva for the second goal.

Tuesday, Aug. 28 -- SBCC at L.A. Harbor, 2 p.m.  SBCC 2, Harbor 0  Record: 1-0

 Grimaldo sparks 2-0 shutout
Harris adds goal in season-opening win

 Sandy Grimaldo had a goal and assist in her first collegiate game on Tuesday, guiding SBCC to a 2-0 shutout at L.A. Harbor in Wilmington.
 Grimaldo, a freshman from Mammoth High, was the MVP of the Desert Mountain League last year. She scored in the 18th minute by chipping the ball over the keeper after taking a pass from Sarah Atmajoana.
 Brandie Harris, a freshman from Dos Pueblos High, made it 2-0 two minutes into the second half on a 20-yard shot from the right side. Grimaldo picked up the assist.
 Goalie Brianna Robinson and the defense posted the shutout. It was the sixth straight season-opening win for the Vaqueros.
 “We controlled the game and could have had more goals if their goalie hadn’t made a couple of nice saves,” said coach John Sisterson. “We created opportunities throughout the game.”

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