Feather River Loses Tough One
The FRC Men's Soccer team suffered a heart-breaking loss in the last minute going down by a 2-1 score against conference foe Contra Costa on Monday in San Pablo by a 2-1 score. The Eagles had tied up the game 1-1 in the 85th minute and thought they had earned a hard-fought tie through a great goal by Chris Coffelt. "This is as tough as it gets," said Coach Vinny Gill. "This was our third game in four days and we fought through some tremendous adversity to get something from this game. We now have to look to the return game with Contra Costa in a few weeks to even the score." FRC falls to 8-4 on the season and 4-2 in conference. Next up is Lassen for both men and women this Friday at home, which will be part of the homecoming festivities. The Men's game is scheduled to begin at 1:00pm and the Women's at 3:30pm.
Soccer Takes Two
The men's soccer team put themselves in great position in conference lead by Marcelo Bittencourt, Jacob Zavala and Casey Smith put paid to any chances Yuba had in the game. Bittencourt and Smith scored within a minute of each other and it gave the momentum firmly to the Eagles and Zavala's goal mid way through the second half sealed the game for FRC. "This was an important conference game for us,"said Coach Vinny Gill. "Yuba are considered one of the favorites for the conference title and it is nice to hold serve at home against them." On Saturday, revenge was the motive for the Eagles as they hosted a Napa team that had defeated them 4-2 two weeks ago. "It was a really tense game,"said Gill. "It was scoreless at half and we were worried that it was one of those days where the ball would not go into the net. Fortunately our luck changed in the second half. A lot of this change can be attributed to patience and persistence and the brilliance of Patrick Berlin. Berlin was on fire in the second period scoring 3 goals and bringing his tally to 11 in 11 games on the season. "He really clicked," said Coach Gill who also mentioned the play of Orcar Villagaran in midfield and Luis Gomez in goal. This was Luis's first start in a while and I was really pleased that he got the shutout. FRC next travel to San Pablo to play Contra Costa today Monday. "This is a huge game," said Gill. "Whoever wins controls their own destiny for the conference title"
Golden Eagle Soccer Defeat Lessen
On Friday, October 7, FRC men's team defeated Lassen 4-1 at Lassen. Patrick Berlin scored twice for the visitors with Marcello Bittencourt and Casey Smith also finding the net. Chris Coffelt, Justin Johnson(2) and Bittencourt added the assists. "This was a key game for us, " said Eagles coach Vinny Gill. Lassen had just beaten conference favorite Contra Costa and this game put us right back in the conference picture after our loss last week to Napa Valley. We had to play well and be very composed to win this game. Next game for the Golden Eagles will be Yuba on the campus of Feather River College.
Men's Split Conference Games
In the men's soccer game Joao Paulo Canineu scored a great individual goal in the first half and two quick strikes by Jacob Zavala and Patrick Berlin to start the second half ended the Marin resistance in a vital conference game for Feather River. Earlier in the week FRC men lost 4-2 to Napa Valley. Two penalty kicks by Chris Coffelt and Joao Paulo Canineu were not enough to hold off a first conference loss for the Eagles. Feather River is now 5-3 on the season and 1-1 in conference. Next up is a game versus Shasta in Redding on Tuesday.
Men's Soccer Shuts Out Lassen
A goal in the first minute by Jacob Zavala (Las Vegas, Nevada) sent FRC on its way to a comfortable 4-0 victory in Susanville on Wednesday. Zavala's goal was followed by ones by Marcelo Bittencourt, Leo Calvo and Rasmus Willhemson and led to a comfortablen for the Eagles who are now 4-2 on the season. Assists were added by Patrick Berlin, Willhemson and Joao Paolo Canineu. The shutout, which is FRC third in six games, was shared by Simei Rafael, Orlando Lopez and Luis Gomez. "Even though this was a non conference game, this was an important game to set the tone against a conference opponent," said Eagles Coach Vinny Gill. "I was really pleased with the effort of the boys. Next up for FRC is a trip to Napa Valley next Tuesday.
Men's Soccer Defeats Evergreen 3-1
The Feather River Men's Soccer team defeated Evergreen Valley College on Wednesday August 30 in San Jose by a score of 3-1. Scoring for Eagles were Patrick Berlin(2) and Leo Calvo. Assists were made by Jorge Zanata and Jacob Zavala. Luis Gomez went the full 90 minutes in goal. Feather River is now 2-1 on the season equalling its win total from a year ago.