Wolverines Cruise to Big Victory Over Imperial Valley

Wolverines Cruise to Big Victory Over Imperial Valley

When the San Bernardino Valley College women's soccer team had a good scoring opportunity off of the opening kickoff, it appeared that it would be a matter of when, not if, the Wolverines would score their first goal.

Turns out, it took the Wolverines into the 29th minute to find their first goal, and that opened the flood gates, as SBVC rolled to a 10-0 victory over winless Imperial Valley at San Bernardino Valley College.

Imperial Valley goaltender Alejandra Hernandez kept the Wolverines at bay early on, turning aside shots from point-blank range in the early part of the game. But the barrage of shots was too much for the Arabs, who were back on their heels most of the game, playing with only 11 rostered players.

The Wolverines fired 20 shots toward goal in each half, for a total of 40 -- 25 of which ended up on goal. Eight different Wolverines scored, with Osmara Nunez scoring twice and assisting on two others and Traci Martinez scoring twice and adding an assist.

Claudia Alfaro started the scoring in the 29th minute, and Martinez added another goal less than a minute later. Jordyn DeJongh blasted one over the head of Hernandez from about 45 yards out to give the Wolverines three goals in less than two minutes.

Staked to a 4-0 halftime lead, the Wolverines started mixing in reserves in the second half, but they added six more goals throughout the half.

The Arabs did get credit for one shot in the game, a free kick from 45 yards out that was blocked away by DeJongh. Goaltenders Natalie Carreon and Ann-Marie O'Connell split time in net, but neither handled the ball in the game.