Wolverines Use Their Head to Earn Victory in First Home Game

Wolverines Use Their Head to Earn Victory in First Home Game

After opening the season with three straight road games, the San Bernardino Valley College women's soccer team made its debut at home Tuesday afternoon with a solid performance in defeating Mt. San Antonio College 1-0.

Jordan Steele headed home a corner kick from Yasmin Montelango in the 40th minute to account for the lone goal of the game. But the Wolverines had pressure on the Mounties throughout the first half, firing 10 shots toward goal in the first 45 minutes. Mt. SAC goalkeeper Cassidy Mount kept San Bernardino off the board with three saves in the opening half, before Steele broke through.

The Mounties came out hard in the second half, forcing replacement goaltender Natalie Carreon to make several big saves early. Starter Ann-Marie O'Connell had no saves in the first half, but Carreon ended up with four, including pushing a high shot by Vanessa Plascencia off the crossbar and out of play.

San Bernardino ended the game outshooting the Mounties 16-11 (9-4 on goal), and dominating play, earning 12 corners to four for Mt. SAC.

The Wolverines finish their non-conference schedule at 6 p.m. Friday night against East Los Angeles College. The game, to be played inside of SBVC Stadium, will be alumni night.