SBCC women shut down another opponent

The Santa Barbara City College women’s soccer team got back to its winning ways on Friday, turning in a 2-0 victory at La Playa Stadium on the strength of two first-half goals from Brieanna Wright and Laura Spivack.

Not that the Vaqueros had been losing or anything.

In fact, City College is unbeaten through seven matches but was a little draw-happy of late, tying its last three contests.

Coach John Sisterson doesn’t see a problem with the strea, though, as the previous opponents — Santa Rosa, Fresno City and Cypress — are all highly ranked in their respective regions.

“The girls are doing very well,” said Sisterson after listing the high rankings of the aforementioned programs. “These were four very, very tough games. We won’t see teams (again) like this until we make the playoffs.”

In Friday’s game, the Vaqueros jumped out to a quick lead.

Wright’s goal, her fifth, came in the 17th minute when Spivack sent a ball into the middle that made it to Wright, who slid it past Mt. SAC’s keeper as she fell to the ground.

Spivack was again in on the action when she scored hers in the 28th minute when she beat the keeper from the top of the box.

From there, SBCC’s defense did what they’ve been doing — shutting down opponents.

The Vaquero D, led by Chelsea Neilsen and goalkeeper Meigan Maiwald, has allowed a paltry two goals in its last six matches.

“It felt really good,” Wright said of getting the victory. “We have an amazing offense. We just needed to put it in the back of the net and we finally did it.”

SBCC plays again on Tuesday at Canyons.

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