Victor Valley women first to start the season

The Victor Valley College women’s soccer team is the first fall sports team to begin its season. The Rams, defending champion in the Foothill Conference, will play a 4 p.m. match at San Diego Miramar Tuesday.

Then comes a three-game set at Yuba against Northern California foes. Coach Mike Bradbury’s team makes its home debut Sept. 6-7 in its six-team tournament, including defending state champion Cerritos and Grossmont.

Victor Valley graduated its three leading scorers so it will rely more heavily on defense.

“We’re definitely big and strong in the middle,” said Bradbury, who will also be coaching the school’s men’s team. “It will be a little bit different look than we have had in the past but that’s junior college. You’re always going to have a lot of turnover.”