Santa Rosa scores only goal of the match

The Taft College women’s soccer team – in its first playoff ever – dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker to Santa Rosa JC Saturday in the first round of the California community college playoffs.

The Cougars finished the season with a 9-9-3 record and second place in the Central Valley Conference.

Meanwhile, the Cougar men will open playoff action Tuesday at 2 p.m. when they host Lassen College on the Tenth Street field.

Taft – undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the state – drew a first-round bye.

No. 9 seeded Lassen defeated No. 8 Feather River 1-0 on Saturday.