The bugaboo of the Santa Barbara City College men’s soccer team — inconsistency — jumped up and bit the Vaqueros on Tuesday in a 3-2 WSC loss at Citrus.
“We have aspirations of winning the WSC, but there’s no way we’ll do it with a performance like that,” coach John Sisterson said. “That was one of the worst performances I’ve seen since I came to SBCC. It’s unacceptable.”
SBCC, ranked No. 12 in the state, suffered its first WSC loss and fell to 7-4 overall and 2-1 in conference. Citrus, which had gone winless in its last five games (0-4-1), improved to 4-4-2 and 1-1-1.
Waid Ibrahim scored in the fourth minutes for the Vaqueros on an assist from Mark Knight. The Owls responded with goals in the eighth, 46th and 67th minutes to take a 3-1 lead.
Knight converted a penalty kick in the 70th minute after Sekou Rolland was brought down in the box.
“We were coming off a good win at Oxnard, and the boys thought they could just step on the field (and win),” Sisterson said.
SBCC continues its five-game road trip on Friday at Glendale.
Dave Loveton is Santa Barbara City College’s sports information specialist.