Ryann Abeyta heads for the ball during the Feather River College women’s soccer game against Yuba on Sept. 17. Abeyta became the leading scorer in California after scoring a hat trick against Contra Costa on Sept. 20. Photo by Toni Williams
Both Feather River College men’s and women’s soccer teams lead the Golden Valley Conference so far this season. Both teams propelled themselves into a slew of matches, getting as much time on the field as possible before conference play.
The men’s team is playing steadily and well with a 6-3-1 overall record at the time of writing. The women’s team is excelling beyond expectations with a 6-2-1 record. Last year the men’s team won the Golden Valley Conference, but the women’s team struggled through the season.
“Depth is really what makes this year’s team stand out,” commented FRC’s coach, Don Williams. “An example is we had one of our leading strikers (Kayla Irmen) injured, but we had someone else to step right in and take her place without losing any quality of the team.”