From College of the Redwoods
Eagles fly past Corsairs at home
Sep 27, 2013 - 3:21:03 PM
The Golden Eagles spread their wings and flew right past College of the Redwoods in a Golden Valley Conference women’s soccer match in Eureka on Friday.
Feather River (2-0 in the GVC and 8-2-1 overall), which features seven international players from six different countries, scored four goals against CR in the opening seven minutes and cruised from there, winning 8-0.
The Eagles have allowed just four goals in 11 games this season (eight shutouts).
“It actually was a great opportunity and experience for our players to play the best-of-the-best,” said CR head coach J.D. Davidson. “We obviously have a lot of work to do to catch up to a team like Feather River, but we saw how they play and what it’s going to take. And I also appreciate how they played it, taking their best players out early and letting us compete and get something out of it.”
Feather River set the tone immediately after the opening whistle, marching the ball right down the field for the first goal, which came less than 90 seconds in by the Eagles’ Sherifa Sumaila, who also plays for the Ghana national team.
Feather’s roster features two players from Austrailia as well as a player from Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany and Sweden.
“Once again the outcome wasn’t exactly great, but I have to say I saw a lot of good things happening today,” Davidson said. “The team morale after the game was much better than it was after Tuesday’s game. The team felt much improved and we have some direction now on what we need to work on.”
With the loss, Redwoods drops to 0-3 on the season.
The Corsairs play next at Shasta on Friday at 2 p.m.
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