College of the Redwoods dropped a second straight one-goal game on Tuesday, falling 4-3 at Mendocino.
The loss keeps the Corsairs winless on the season at 0-8-2, but the Redwoods men appear to have raised the intensity of their game over the past eight days.
One week after falling 2-1 to Butte, on Tuesday they played the Eagles close, seeing a 2-1 halftime lead disappear when the visitors scored three in the second half.
The Corsairs took the lead with five minutes to go, but were unable to hold onto it, giving up two late goals.
“We were really gassed,” said CR head coach Kyle Van Dyke, whose team had just two subs in the 85-degree heat, due to a couple of suspensions and injuries.
Carlos Martinez, Lucas Terpreau and Seth Cuenca each scored for CR in the loss, while Emerson Arana and Sergio Arreola each had an assist.
“There were a lot of good moments, and we followed the game plan,” Van Duke said. “They battled well. I was excited to see that.”
The Corsairs will host Lassen on Friday at 11 a.m.
Murillo leads CR women past Shasta
The CR women rolled over Shasta 7-2 last weekend, giving them plenty of momentum heading into this week’s home game with Lassen.
Jennifer Murrillo scored four goals in the win, while Yessica Aleman, Avery Baker and Diana Meraz each netted once, as the Corsairs ended a two-game losing skid and improved to 2-2 in the Golden Valley Conference and 4-4 on the season.
Baker also had an assist, as did Parker Olsen and Amy Reyes.
“It was definitely a good game,” CR head coach Julio Ayala said. “We possessed the ball and we took our chances, and the girls attacked with confidence and played with a lot of energy.”
Murrillo has been one of the team’s most dangerous attackers this season.
“She comes with a lot of enthusiasm,” Ayala said of the Riverside native. “She works hard, and she’s confident in her ability and I think all those things help her.”
The Corsairs will host Lassen (0-4, 1-7-) on Friday at 1 p.m., and Ayala is expecting a tough challenge despite the visitors’ record.
“They’re a physical side, and I’m sure they’ll come in aggressive and confident,” the CR coach said. “We’re going to have to come out very organized and very composed and play our game.”