Quincy, CA - 11/08/11 In the first match of the day at FRC the men completed a 3 game series sweep of Butte College winning the match 3-0.
The first goal of the match was scored in the 9th minute by sophomore Vijay Godhania (below) on an assist by sophomore Dinesh Prasad, when Prasad took the ball and drove it down the goal line towards the net and crossed it for Godhania. Godhania made a lovely near post run and slotted the ball neatly past the Roadrunners keeper. 14 minutes later freshman Matias Salto would latch onto a pass by sophomore Makenzie Lukas and would deftly slip the ball into the left side of the Butte net from 12 yards out to put the Golden Eagles up 2-0 going into the second half.
In the second half Lukas was again the provider of a third insurance goal for the FRC men when he found freshman Marco Palacios running into the Roadrunner’s penalty box and Palacios rocketed the ball near post for his 6th goal of the season.
Friday November 9th the Lassen College men will come to FRC to play for the GVC Conference Championship and the FRC women will host Napa Valley College who is coached by Brad Williams, the eldest son of FRC head coach Don Williams. Match times are 1pm for the women and 3pm for the men.
Quincy, CA – 11/1/11 - It was like a showdown in the old west on Tuesday afternoon when the #11 team in the United States came to play the #14 team in the U.S. as Feather River hosted the favorites Lassen College and would step up to meet the challenge of the year. Only a few days ago Lassen beat FRC on Lassen turf 2-1, scoring the game winner in the last two minutes of the match, on Tuesday Lassen had to come to FRC and the Golden Eagle men were up for the challenge.
If you arrived 4 minutes late to the field Tuesday you missed the only goal of the match when Argentinean Matias Salto latched on to a pass from fellow freshman Adrian Iniguez and slotted home the eventual match winner. FRC would outshootthe Cougars 6-1 in the first half and had 4 clear cut chances that could have made the game a runaway win. Lassen held tough however and the half time score was only 1-0.
The second half would see the Cougars apply a lot of pressure on the FRC defense but the back 4 defenders and Eagle keeper Antony Wakeford (pictured right) would step up to preserve the shutout. For Wakeford, he would add to his Feather River College record14 shutouts on the season and would bring his career shutouts up to 19. Wakeford leads the state in minutes with 1620 and would lower his goals against average to half a goal per game.
“Our men thought about celebrating the win after the match but I stopped them short, we have to beat Butte Friday the 4th and next Tuesday the 8th and then Lassen visits us again on the 11th at 4:00pm. We have to win all 3 matches to clinch the conference title and an automatic bid to the regional playoffs.” Said second year coach Don Williams. “I am glad we won today, but there is a lot of work to do still.” Williams continued.
If the FRC men can beat Butte on the 4th and the 8th at home (The Eagles beat Butte 2-0 at Butte earlier in the season) then the match on Friday November 11th should be really something to see. The 11th is Veterans Day and so with a lot of people off of work the FRC soccer team hopes to draw a big crowd.
Making that day of soccer even more special, the women will play before the men at 2pm against Napa Valley College. Napa is coached by Brad Williams the son of FRC coach Don Williams. I am excited to host the Napa Women, my son has done an excellent job leading Napa to a winning season in their inaugural year, they beat us 1-0 when we went down there earlier in the year and of course we intend to return the favor” said FRC Coach Williams.
There is nothing like a family rivalry to bring passion to the soccer field, as if a bid to the regional’s on the men’s side wasn’t enough for one afternoons worth of excitement.
10/18/11 – Redding, CA – The Feather River College men’s soccer team moved up to #13 in the Nation with a 2-0 win over Shasta College on Tuesday afternoon. After beating Butte 2-0 in Oroville Friday, The Golden Eagles men hit the road again Tuesday and with Argentinian Augusto Bunge knocking in a goal in each half for his 8th and 9th goals of the season the FRC men came away with a comfortable win against the Knights.
Goal number one came in the 21st minute of the match when a long pass came to the head of Makenzie Lukas, Lukas flicked the ball on to a speedy Bunge who took the keeper on 1 v 1 and slotted it home to the far post.
Bunge was not finished on the day and he latched on to a lovely pass from Freshman Alan Castro at the left side of the penalty box and again slotted the ball to the back post of the Knights keeper for a 2-0 lead. “Bunge is now ranked number 15 in the state in scorers and does not look like he is showing any signs of slowing up” said FRC Coach Don Williams.
FRC sophomore keeper Antony Wakeford recorded his 12 clean sheet of the season and is ranked number 4 in the state amongst keepers with a .47 Goals against average per game.