Men’s soccer manages last-second tie with Sequoias

Men’s soccer manages last-second tie with Sequoias

The Falcons scored in the first minute of play and in the last second of play – with nothing in the 89 minutes in between - to salvage a tie with College of Sequoias on Friday afternoon at Falcon Stadium.  After giving up a penalty kick goal (by FLC's Santiago Peniche) in the first minute of play, the visiting Giants responded with a PK goal of their own fifteen minutes later.  The teams remained tied, although the Giants controlled the ball for a majority of the match, until Sequoias broke through in the 75th minute for a 2-1 lead.  The final five minutes were frantic as the Falcons were desperate to score a tying goal.  With the clock winding down, a last-ditch attempt sent the ball toward the goal box where a cluster of players converged.  Miraculously, the ball careened off the group – it is unknown who last touched it - and beyond the reach of the Giants' goalie for the tying goal literally seconds before the whistle indicating the end of the match.  The tie enabled the Falcons to remain undefeated on the home pitch in 2017, where they are now 4-0-2.  The Falcons will play at home again on Tuesday afternoon when they host West Hills College in a non-conference match at 4:00 pm in the opener of a men's/women's soccer doubleheader.