Women’s soccer finish strong at Big 8


Delta women’s soccer played its last home game against American River College on Nov. 6.

Delta started off the game strong and dominated the entire first half. Natalie Lambert (11) scored a beautiful header not even 10 minutes into the first half to set the tone for the game.

This game was Delta’s “sophomore” game.

ARC came close to evening out the score around the 20-minute mark, but Delta’s goalkeeper made a superb save.

“Good work guys,” yelled coach Adrienne Sorenson from the sidelines as the Mustangs continued to dominate.

The game was physical. Fans could feel the intensity.

“Wow, this is a really good game. I never realized how amazing this year’s soccer team is. Good for them!,” said student Victoria Demchenko.

Dulce Espinoza (5) scored at the 33-minute mark with an assist from Autumn Bolton (4).

At the end of the first half, the Mustangs led ARC 2-0.

Espinoza was warned from the referee early in the second half for unnecessary contact. Soon after, ARC scored.

Bolton attempted a shot from about 30-yards out 69 minutes in, but it barely missed the top of the net.

The Mustangs had a scare with 12 minutes left in the game.

The team gave up a heart-wrenching penalty kick, but ARC missed the following free kick.

The last few minutes of the game were close, but Lambert scored her second goal of the game to make the ending score 3-1.

The Mustangs finished third in Big 8 Conference for the season. Delta now waits to find out who the team will take on in the first round of playoffs.