Former Mount Shasta forward Chanel Berg, who scored a goal in last year's playoff run for the Bears, tended goal for the Eagles.
The College of the Siskiyous men’s and women’s teams had a trying week when, due to injury and attrition, they couldn’t field full teams. Rather than forfeit their games, they soldiered on, playing short-handed and with substitute novice goalies.
The men lost to GVC second-place team Lake Tahoe 3-1 on Tuesday Oct. 29. The close score was a moral victory for the Eagles as they played short-handed for more than half the match when Cristian Acevedo was red-carded at the 37- minute mark.
He was disqualified from the Nov. 1 contest, and when three players missed the game due to family emergencies, the Eagles ended up with only nine players to use against a 10-4-2 Feather River team on Friday.
The 2-man short Eagles battled hard but gave up seven first half goals before the Golden Eagles sat their first team and emptied their bench.
Sophomore Joseph Winfrey, a defenseman, filled in as goalkeeper in the absence of regular goalie Cesar Toledo.
The team fell to 2-11-2 for the season and 1-7-1 in GVC play.
The women found themselves in the same sinking boat as the men with injuries and players leaving the team causing the squad to play a woman down.
Former Mount Shasta forward Chanel Berg, who scored a goal in last year’s playoff run for the Bears, tended goal for the Eagles.
They lost to undefeated Lake Tahoe 16-0 on Tuesday in a game shortened from 90 to 60 minutes in a mercy move.
Feather River beat them 10-0 on Friday when the Eagle women played the game with only 10 women on the field.
Both teams traveled to Oroville on Friday to face Butte College before ending the season at home against Shasta College on Tuesday, Nov. 12.