The Pierce College women’s soccer team won its final home game of the season against Cuesta College on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at John Shepard Stadium.
The Brahmas started the game off slow by conceding a goal in the opening 5 minutes but won the game 5-2.
Freshman defender Stephanie Alcazar attributes the slow start to the nerves of sophomores playing their final game.
“I think it was the nerves because it is sophomore night,” Alcazar said. “I guess all the sophomores are really nervous because they didn’t want to look bad and at the end they all ended picking it up.”
The second half began and within minutes the Brahmas looked like a fresher team creating more opportunities and dominating possession.
“We haven’t lost a game all year at home and at halftime I mentioned in my speech to lose with the biggest crowd of the year would have been sad,” head coach Adolfo Perez said.
A yellow card in the second half did not stop leading goal scorer and forward Paige Wolny from scoring her 2nd goal of the night and her 21st of the season.
Freshman defender Claudia Perez dribbled into the box and drew a foul resulting in a penalty. Wolny stepped up and placed the spot kick in bottom right corner giving the Brahmas a 3-2 lead.
In the 75th minute freshman forward Mayra Lopez whipped a dangerous ball into the box that was deflected by a Cuesta defender resulting in an own goal.
In the last few minutes of the game Alcazar scored a free kick from about 25 yards out scoring her first goal of the season.
“It means the entire world. It’s hard to like always want it and when you finally get, I’m just full of emotion. I want to cry, smile and yell,” Alcazar said.
A big crowd was on hand for the final home game of the season and assistant coach William Diaz took notice of the support.
“It was awesome. It was great we had a lot of support and a lot of alumni came and watched us play. It was a good atmosphere and definitely helped us in the second half,” Diaz said.
The Brahmas go on the road to play the final game of the season on Friday, Nov. 14 against Oxnard College.