The San Bernardino Valley College women’s soccer team will play for the state championship for the first time.
The Wolverines (19-1-4) earned that right by chalking up a 2-0 win over Fresno City on Friday in state semifinal action at College of the Canyons.
After the game players said they were nervous but it didn’t show. They played with poise and didn’t look the part of a first-time semifinalist.
SBVC got a goal and an assist from sophomore Araceli Sanchez. She assisted Kayla Kellstrom on a goal in the first half, then scored on a breakaway with 15 minutes left in the second that pretty much sealed the outcome.
SBVC had 20 shots to just 8 for the Rams with SBVC having a 12-2 advantage in shots in the second half. They dominated play after getting the goal in the first half and were the aggressor in the second.
The Wolverines also got a stellar performance in goal from Bianca Contreras who had her eighth shutout, first in the playoffs.
SBVC will play Santa Rosa at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Canyons for the state title. Based on the caliber of teams it had to get past in the South, the edge goes to the Wolverines.