In the regular season finale Butte hosted Lassen College. Lassen found the goal 9 minutes into the match. Butte respond as the tempo of the match picked up but the Lassen defense held. The Lady Roadrunners got caught flat in the 40th minute and Lassen took a 2-0 lead into the half. The Lady Roadrunners came out in the second half and pressed the action for a better part of the last 45 minutes. Butte, however could not crack the Lassen defense as the match end in a 2-0 loss. Brenna Meier was in goal with 5 saves, Butte finishes the regular season 11-5-2 and 6-3-1 in conference. “This was a great group and hard workers. They helped to bring back our brand of soccer and I am excited for the returners to continue their success in 2016.”
The Lady Roadrunners were back in action at home against rival Feather River College. In the first half Butte struck first when Cassidy Murphy scored off of an Emily Duke assist in the 14th minute. The game went to the half with a 1-0 Butte advantage. When second half play resumed FRC tied the game in the 64th minute. After the tying goal the match continued with back and forth action before the Lady Roadrunners grabbed the momentum and pressed the attack. Cassidy Murphy then scored from a penalty kick to put Butte ahead in the 72nd minute. Butte, however could not hold the lead and Feather River tied the game again. With 8 minutes to play Butte pressed forward and several near misses brought the crowd and benches to their feet. The Lady Roadrunners, unfortunately would have to settle for the 2-2 tie. Brenna Meier was in goal with 6 saves.
Returning home after a six game month long road trip the Lady Roadrunners defeated visiting Lake Tahoe Community College 4-1. The scoring opened in the third minute when Kaylie Pillsbury played a long serve to Cassidy Murphy who buried the ball into the back of the net. Cassidy was back in the mix on the second goal when she assisted Yaneth Munoz’s fifteenth minute goal. Butte took a 2-0 lead into the half and when play resumed they picked up right where they left off. Jesenia Rodriguez scored off of another Cassidy Murphy assist in the opening seconds of the second half. Cassidy Murphy was not done on the day as she converted a Yaneth pass to make it 4-0. LTCC found a late goal but the game was well in hand by that time. Brenna Meier was in goal with 4 saves. GVC action continues Friday as Feather River College comes to town for a 2:00 PM kick off.
The Lady Roadrunners conclude their 6 game road trip with a 5-0 win over host College of the Redwoods. Yaneth Munoz opened the scoring when she finished a pass from Cassidy Murphy. Yaneth added her second goal when she drove a Jenny Santos pass into the back of the net. Butte took a 2-0 lead into the half and when play resumed Cassidy Murphy put the game away for good. Cassidy earned her first hat trick of the year and was assisted twice by Mia Moya and Yaneth Munoz. Brenna Meier was in goal with 2 saves, earning her seventh shutout. Butte concludes the regular season with 3 matches at home, up next is Tahoe Community College on Tuesday at noon.
The Lady Roadrunners were back in GVC action to start the second half of conference play at host Shasta College. The action started fast and furious as Butte found the net three times in the first 15 minutes. Cassidy Murphy scored twice and was assisted by Yaneth Munoz on both goals. Cassidy returned the favor by serving a well-placed ball right to Yaneth Munoz who put away the third goal. That was all Butte needed to secure the win as they won 3-0. Brenna Meier earned her sixth shutout of the year with 2 saves. Butte is back in GVC action Friday travelling to College of the Redwoods for a noon match.
Butte College continued it grueling road stretch at Chabot College where they earned a 2-2 tie. Cassidy Murphy assisted a Yaneth Munoz goal to make it 2-1 at the half. The Lady Roadrunners pressed the action in the second half and were rewarded with a Cassidy Murphy goal, assisted by Emily Duke. The match drew to an end and Butte had to settle for the tie. Brenna Meier was in goal with 7 saves.
The Lady Roadrunners suffered another tough road loss at the hands of host Lassen College 1-0. The match was played evenly and there were opportunities for both teams to. Lassen found the back of the net half way through the first half but the Butte defense held tight the rest of the way. A final push saw an exciting final 20 minutes but Butte could not find the equalizer, Brenna Meier was in goal with 7 saves.
The Lady Roadrunners were at Feather River College as the two GVC rivals battled for first place. FRC jumped out to a 2 goal lead early and Butte made several adjustments but were unable to find a goal. Butte got caught in transition late in the second half and the match ended in a 3-0 loss. Brenna Meier was in goal with 7 saves as Butte prepares for a crucial GVC match up with Lassen College on Friday in Susanville, CA.
Butte was back on the road at Tahoe Community College where they earned a 3-0 victory. Emily Duke scored the first goal off of a free kick 19 minutes into the match. Cassidy Murphy scored after collecting a loose ball in the 44th minute. Emily Duke scored the final goal in the 78th minute from another free kick and Brenna Meier was in goal for her fifth shutout tallying 10 saves.
The Lady Roadrunners were back in action in GVC play at home against visiting College of the Redwoods. After a slow start Butte exploded for 7 second half goals to rout Redwoods 9-0. Yaneth Munoz lead the way with 4 goals and 2 assists followed by fellow sophomore Emily Duke who had 2 goals and 1 assist. Freshman midfielder Jesenia Rodriguez added 2 goals and striker Kayla Ernst also had a goal. Cassidy Murphy had 2 assists, Nichole Naulty and Brenna Meier each added an assist as well. Brenna was in goal with 2 saves for her fourth shutout of the year. Butte is back in action Friday as they start a six game road stretch with Lake Tahoe CC at 4:00 PM.
Butte opened Golden Valley Conference play with a 4-1 victory over visiting Shasta College. Scoring opened when Cassidy Murphy scored off of a Kayla Ernst assist three minutes into the match. Marissa Zamora assisted a Yaneth Munoz goal in the 19th minute. Shasta was able to find a goal five minutes later but striker Kayla Ernst put the lead back to 2 goals when she converted a pass from fellow striker Yaneth Munoz. Cassidy scored the final goal in the 80th minute and was assisted by Jesenia Rodriguez. Brenna Meier earned the victory in goal with 7 saves.
Butte concluded its road trip with a 4-1 win over College of the Sequoias. The first half saw Lady Roadrunners’ striker Yaneth Munoz find her first goal of the day when she converted a Mia Moya pass. Butte could not hold the lead however, and 42 minutes in Sequoias equalized. The match went to the half 1-1 but the second half was all Butte. The scoring opened when Cassidy Murphy converted a penalty kick in the 53rd minute. Four minutes later Kayla Ernst scored off of a Yaneth Munoz pass. Munoz earned the final goal when she received a long punt from Brenna Meier. Brenna also had 8 saves in the win. Butte College opens Golden Valley Conference play on Tuesday as they host Shasta College.
On the road with back to back games, Butte opened with a 4-0 win over host West Hills College. Kayla Ernst opened the scoring with a goal five minutes into the match from an assist by Valerie Cagnacci. The second goal came when Cassidy Murphy scored unassisted in the 27th minute. Cassidy then assisted an Emily Duke goal that took the Lady Roadrunners 3-0 into the half. Emily Duke put the game away with a goal off of a Jesenia Rodriguez assist two minutes into the second half. Brenna Meier was in goal, tallying 4 saves, for her third shutout of the year.
The Lady Roadrunners were on the road playing Delta College. The first half saw fast and physical play from Butte as the game went to the half tied 0-0. The deadlock was broke by Delta in the 60th minute. With a 1-0 lead the Lady Mustangs began to press forward, Brenna Meier kept Butte in the match with several spectacular saves. Delta however, was again able to find the back of the net making it 2-0. A late Butte push saw several near misses and the game closed at 2-0, Meier finished the day with 14 saves. Butte is back in action on the 25th of September as they travel down south for a two game stretch with West Hills College and the College of the Sequoias.
The Lady Roadrunners were back on track and in the win column with a 4-0 victory over the visiting Los Medanos Mustangs. Yaneth Munoz opened the scoring with an assist from Jenny Santos in the 10th minute. Cassidy Murphy converted a penalty kick five minutes later, pushing the lead to two goals. Cassidy again found the back of the net off an assist from Yaneth Munoz in the closing minutes of the first half. The second half opened with a Munoz goal three minutes in. Kayla Ernst assisted on the play. Brenna Meier was in goal with 1 save and her second shutout of the year. Butte travels to Delta College on Friday for a 6:30 PM kick off under the lights at the University of the Pacific.
Butte dropped their first game of the 2015 season to American River College. The Lady Beavers scored midway through the first half off of a corner kick. The lone goal of the match would stand as ARC held off a late second half push by the Roadrunners. Brenna Meier was in goal with 7 saves. “We played with a ton of intensity and heart today, although the score does not always show the effort. We were unfortunate in that we were unable to convert any of our chances. However, the coaches are very proud of our team’s effort today and we will most certainly be better for it.”
Butte was back in action on the road at Yuba College where they earned a 3-2 victory. The back and forth physical match up saw the Lady Roadrunners jump out to a 2-0 lead early in the first half with goals by Emily Duke and Cassidy Murphy, assists came from Yaneth Munoz and Jesenia Rodriguez. Yuba struck back in the closing minutes of the half and the match was 2-1 at the break. Yuba then found the equalizer as play resumed in the second half. Yaneth Munoz found the game winner in the 75th minute and Brenna Meier was in goal for the victory with 5 saves. “This was a hard fought physical battle and our side showed its will to win against a determined Yuba squad. We are very proud of how our team earned the road victory.”, said coach Salindong.
The Lady Roadrunners opened their 2015 season at home in a big way by beating visiting Merritt College in an 11-0 rout. Two hat tricks were recorded on the day as Sophomore striker Yaneth Munoz had 3 goals and 2 assists. Jesenia Rodriquez also had 3 goals and an assist. Kayla Ernst scored twice and had 3 assists, while Cassidy Murphy had 2 goals and an assist. Emily Duke contributed a goal and 2 assists and midfield partner Mia Moya had an assist. Brenna Meier was in goal for the shut out with 2 saves. Butte travels to Yuba College on Wednesday for a 2:00 PM match.