MSoc: Vaqueros suffer loss playing a man down

SBCC lost a man to a red card and then suffered a 1-0 WSC men’s soccer loss to L.A. Mission in sweltering heat on Friday at the Sepulveda Sports Basin Complex in Van Nuys.

Haydn Dickinson was dealt a red card after he appeared to be hit in the head in the 19th minute. “We felt it was a very harsh decision,” said Vaquero coach John Sisterson.

One minute later, the Eagles scored the only goal of the game, which was played in 105-degree heat. Mission improved to 6-1-2 and 4-0-1 in conference while the Vaqueros fell to 3-7 and 2-3.

Sisterson said his team outshot the home team 30-7 with 12 shots on-goal.

“We played very well,” he noted. “It’s disappointing to lose a player under these circumstances. Even with 10 men and the extreme heat, we always looked like we would win. Their goalie made four good saves in the second half.”

SBCC hosts Citrus on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.