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 (Robinson) 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.