Women’s soccer undefeated at 9-0

The lady Seawolves continue their season with another successful weekend, collecting wins from Cal State Monterey Bay and Humboldt State giving them a 9-0 record to begin the year. On Friday Cal State Monterey Bay traveled to Sonoma State University to face the undefeated Seawolves.

The game remained scoreless until minute 37, when Margi Osmundson assisted Melissa Lafranchi for the first goal of the game. The lead was quickly diminished when Taylor Greenwood and Regan Porteous scored goals for Monterey in minute 43 and 55.

Lauren Curtin had a quick response with a nice goal just three minutes later. The game was locked at 2-2 until minute 73 when Sara Van Wagoner gave Sonoma State the lead with a goal from about 25 yards out. 

The game would ultimately end in a 3-2 victory for the Seawolves. Ranked 20, the Seawolves improved their flawless record to 9-0-0 (2-0-0 CCAA). 

This was the first time this season that goalkeeper Allison Hadidian had allowed more than one goal in a game, but she also provided a season-high six saves. 

It was a strong offensive game for both teams, as Monterey shot the ball 14 times, eight of which were on goal, and Sonoma State got off 13 shots, and also had eight shots on goal. Osmundson led the way with three shots, all of them on goal. Lauren Curtin and Alex Sifuentes also added three shots.

“Monterey was a great team. Even though we won, we didn’t play our game,” said Curtin.  “We definitely made it harder on ourselves.”

The Seawolves looked to maintain their perfect record on Sunday against the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. The game remained scoreless until 21 seconds before halftime when McKenzie Maher headed a pass from Kristal Luna into the net for a goal.

However, the Lumberjacks would tie the game with a goal just 71 seconds into the second half. Just four minutes later, Melissa Lafranchi scored the game-winning goal, as the game would end in Sonoma State’s favor 2-1. The Seawolves shot 17 times, nine of which were on goal, while Humboldt only shot seven times, four of which were on goal, but were unable to get a shot off in the entire first half. 

The lady Seawolves extended their winning streak to nine games, and look to protect it against Cal State East bay this Friday night. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.