San Joaquin Delta College men’s soccer rang in another win after a thrilling game against American River College (2-1) on Sept. 21.
Delta, now 5-0-2 kept the crowd on their toes throughout the entire game.
“It’s not really about being confident in playing any of the teams in the Big 8, but preparation to be honest. If you don’t prepare properly, you’re always going to have tough time,” said head coach Josh Bradley.
Players echoed the importance of preparation.
“We practice three days out of the week, giving us time to prepare for every game and be ready for the challenge ahead of us,” said No. 23 Saul Araiza.
They were ready, the team’s dynamic was amazing and from beginning to end, the team did not stop their hustle.
“It felt great getting the first goal in the back of the net, putting us in the lead gave me more confidence and hunger but also grateful for the second goal because it helped us keep the lead with our 2-1 victory,” said No. 15 Victor Silva.
Anthony Garcia Lopez scored the second goal. Delta was in the lead.
Mustangs goalie Dylan Bosnich put up a good fight against American River before he was thrown out of the game with a red card, allowing Joan Garcia a penalty kick that he scored the first and only goal for American River that game.
“Leaving with a great win, there is always room for improvement.” Silva said, “For the next game, I plan on working more on my communication with my team, I notice there’s times it’s too quiet on the field.”
Look out for the next game at Modesto Junior College on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m.