MSoc: Five goals does the trick for Vaqueros

SBCC poured in a season-high five goals on a season-high 30 shots on Friday night in a 5-1 men’s soccer win over Hancock at La Playa Stadium.

Five Vaqueros scored in the WSC opener and Jonathan Mora found the net for the fourth straight game. SBCC improved to 5-1-0 overall.

Mora opened the scoring in the seventh minute with a 25-yard shot on an assist from Simon Sebbah. Hancock (1-5-1, 0-2-0) tied it in the 35th minute when Jose Uvias took an errant clearing pass and scored from 13 yards.

Sebbah, a sophomore midfielder from Paris, France, put the Vaqueros ahead to stay with his first goal in the 40th minute. Mirza Dizdarevic delivered a perfect over-the-top feed and Sebbah dove for a sliding kick that made it 2-1 at halftime.

“When you score an early goal like that, it really opens things up,” said Carlos Archila Calderon, a sophomore from Venezuela. “The coaches are always telling us to shoot on target and we did that tonight.”

SBCC outshot the visitors 20-2 in the second half and 30-5 for the game. Fifteen of the Vaqueros’ shots were on-goal compared to three for the Bulldogs.

Haydn Dickinson made an outstanding slide to break up a centering pass and maintain one-goal lead in the 58th minute.

Two minutes later, a Hancock defender cleared the ball out to Aaron Aaberg, who scored from the top of the box for a 3-1 advantage.

“It was good for the boys to get on the board early, I thought that settled them down and relaxed them,” said eighth-year head coach John Sisterson. “We asked them to go forward and be brave and get some on the board. It was really nice to score five goals in our first conference game.

“Mirza was outstanding again, he led the team well and set a good example. Daniel
Gail was starting to get a little frustrated, then he scored his first goal. We knew it was just a matter of time and he scored a great goal.”

Gail, a freshman forward from Santa Ynez, found the top of the net from 16 yards in the 85th minute on an assist from Ryan McGee. Archila Calderon scored the fifth goal in the 90th minute with Aaberg providing the assist.

After playing four straight at home, SBCC hits the road for the next three WSC games, starting Tuesday at Canyons with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.