By Sierra Marrero |Staff Writer|
This year the Coyote’s Women’s Soccer team had a toss up of five wins, 10 losses, and three ties in the 2015 Women’s Soccer season.
Elevenn of the team’s 18 games were decided by one goal. Only two of the team’s games were decided by three goals.
The Coyotes opened up the season with a win of 3-0 against the Academy of Art Urban Knights, and were able to exhibit dominance in their offense and defense. Freshmen Denae Verdine scored the initial goal and assisted in the remainder of the goals, as senior Melanie Aguayo scored the final two goals.
After losing to the Academy of Art Urban Knights, the Coyotes tied their second game with Dominican University, and then lost at the hands of Dixie State, with a score of 0-1.
The Coyotes suffered a three game losing streak, until they came back and won against the UC San Diego Tritons, with a score of 3-2.
The Coyotes marked the defeat against UC San Diego as only the sixth time in CSUSB they were victorious versus the Tritons.
As the September winning streak continued, the Coyotes continued to face hard pressure from opposing teams.
In the game against Cal State Dominguez Hills, Verdine posted the only goal of the game in the seventy-fourth minute.
Following the game against Dominguez Hills, the Coyotes ended the game against Cal Poly Pomona in a 1-1 deadlock.
During the first half, in the eleventh minute, Coyotes Gabby Evaristo shot the first goal. Coyote Ebony Squier was able to do a clean pass enabling Gabby to receive the ball in front of the box, and then drive in.
Also in the first half, during the sixty-fourth minute, Cal Poly Pomona was able to score as Ariana Fleischman fired from the right side of the goal from about 18 yards out.
Unfortunately, the Broncos defense provided enough pressure that there were no more shots made by the Coyotes during the second half.
As the calendar flipped to October, the Coyotes rode high on emotions as they continued to have their share of dramatic finishes. The Coyotes could not seem to get out of their second losing streak.
After falling out in seven of the season’s October games, the Coyotes returned home and claimed a two-goal victory over Humboldt State. Senior All-CCAA forward Aguayo, broke the 0-1 score when she drove a shot from 25 yards out on a pass from Evaristo in the sixty-seventh minute.
Following the goal from Aguayo was a goal made by Paige Kang, by free kicking through the box, leaving the Coyotes with a winning score of 2-1.
The Coyotes finished the season at 5-10-3 overall and 4-7-1 in the CCAA.