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6C Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Sierra shellacks FRC, 62-42 Greg Knight extended that lead to 49-16 at conversion by Andrew another 26 points, though Sports Writer sports@plurnasnews.com It didn't take long for the Sierra College Wolverines football squad to get out ahead of the Feather River College Golden Eagles last Saturday as the team from Rocklin rocked their visitors on a 28-0 first-quarter run -- and then the half in what would eventually be a 62-42 victory over FRC. Both teams came into the game with 2-7 records overall and were 0-5 in the Golden Valley Conference. The bright spots for FRC began in the second quarter as Terry Madden caught a 10-yarder from quarterback Matt Hommel. A two-point, Gamble gave FRC its first points of the day. Ben Hatch and Gamble added another eight in the quarter. The big push by FRC came in the third as Kai Roberts and Nigel Dillard both found Hommel passes for a score. A Mervin McCane interception return and another TD pass to Gamble gave the Golden Eagles not enough to overcome the Sierra offense, which put up two TDs in the final' two quarters. Both Hommell and sophomore quarterback Ja'Quay Garmon combined for 2,500 yards passing this season. The team finished with 1,041 yards on the ground and 2,548 all-purpose yards of offense. Freshman Feather River College receiver Ben Hatch (No. 34) enters the Sierra College end zone for a touchdown on Saturday. Photo Iy Kevin Bray M00l00,akt: Bylund looking to be a starter for FRC i!::! ; Greg Knight Sports Writer sports@plumasnews.com The Swedish people have a saying that goes, roughly, Allvar och gamman trives grna samman, or, Seriousness and pleasure should go hand in hand. One Feather River College women's soccer player, Matilda Bylund, finds this true -- she has enjoyed a serious, but happy, freshman year as a goalkeeper, or mdlvakt, for the Lady Golden Eagles. Bylund, a 20-year-old underclassman from Kramfors, Sweden, in the northern part of the country, played ,as an equal to sophomore Stacey Cavill during the 2014 season. Even though she only started in seven games she was able to amass a 4-1-2 record on the season and had a shutout against Butte. Near the end of the season, head coach Don Williams praised Bylund for her hybrid set of skills and looked forward to what she might accomplish in the 2015 season. "(Matilda) has the ability to be the one of, if not the, best keeper in conference next year because she has all the tools at that position and this is only her second year as a goalkeeper," Williams said after the 3-0 win over Butte. "She will be even better next year and could even go on to play at a higher level." Bylund, an aspiring architect who is working toward a general studies degree at FRC, was discovered by way of former Feather River assistant men's coach Marcia Silva, who was on a half-vacation, half-recruiting trip to the Scandinavian country over a winter break. On the day Silva saw Bylund play for the first time, she was filling in for her club team as a keeper, a role she normally never played; her main position was defender. "I was at a big tournament in the north and Marcia was there to see a coach she had played college soccer with," Bylund said. "She saw me as a goalkeeper but I was just filling in and was supposed to play defense that day. She thought I was good and talked to me. She asked me if I was interested in coming to America, and I said 'yes.'" Even though Bylund was intent on coming to play in the U.S., she was hesitant because she did not see herself as a keeper. "Marcia said to me, 'You're not a goalkeeper?' She said if I '" Matilda Bylund, a freshman this year for the Feather River College women's soccer team, • anticipates being a starter at goalkeeper in the 2015 season. Photo by Greg Knight R/T SPORT WAGON V8, 5.7L HEMI.  V8, 5.7L .... ..... ::i HEMI, ,, ' .. i- SLT PKG. STK #1663 • VIN #161307 STK #1736 • VlN #676934 '06 HONDA CR-V SE 4X4 AUTO, MOON ROOF, LEATHER, 8TK #1693 • VIN #060283 '04 DODGE RAM 2500 QNAD CAB 4X4 '05 CHEVY SlLVERADO 2500 HD CREW CAB 4)(4 6.0L V8, HEMI, SLT PKG STK #1691 • VIN #969154 '10 FORD F-250 XLT SUPER DUTY CREW CAB 4)(4 STK #1669 = VlN #642284 '13 HYUNDAi ELANTRA GLS , '10 TOYOTA TUNDRA CREW MAX 5.7LV8, TRD I OFF ROAD PKG. NAVIGATIOt AUTO, NC, FRONT WHEEL :-;:i DRIVE. ST K #1764 * VlN #363778 ,' PRIOR RENTAL STK #1684 • VIN #150458 '13 KIA FORTE '11 DODGE NITRO HEAT '13 CHEVY MAUBU LT EX SPORT SUV 4X4 FRONT WHEEL DRIVE  ........ ........  __ AUTO, NC, V6, AUTO, AUTO, A/C r', ....  P/W, P/L, MOON " P/W, P/L, " ::== CRUISE, FRONT ROOF. CRUISE. 4 llf WHEEL ' !' :i; r ....... "" STK #1722, VIN #662525 • PRIOR RENTAL STK #15341 • VIN #501102 STK #1719 • VIN #306657 • PRIOR RENTAL -0101 gPEN 7 J)AYSA WEEK 1303 MAIN ST. • SUSANVILLE ==== was that good not being a keeper I really should go so I could be better with good coaching," Bylund added. "I thought it was a good idea because, for girls my age in Sweden, it is always a dream to go to America." In terms of her soccer skills, -.. : Bylund believes that her past " as a defender, on the field, gives her an edge at the keeper position because she has been there, right in front of the goal mouth, so many times before. "I think both (defender and keeper) positions are kind of the same because you are the last players on the field," Bylund said. "When I was a defender I had to play a lot with my feet, so now that I am atkeeper I can use them and act as a sweeper too." Assistant coach Brad Williams works with Bylund on a daily basis in her game -- • and paid her the same compliment his father, Don, did regarding her abilities. "She has all the athletic tools to be a top goalkeeper," Brad said. "She has the height and the strength for it. Now it is just a matter of teaching her the position and having her learn it intimately. She has made vast improvements in a short period of time, but the thing that is key is her technical side. She has it, especially with her feet and her ability to distribute the ball." Aside from soccer, Bylund said she finds life at Feather River College, in the rural environs of Plumas County, to be very similar to that in her hometown, a former hub of saw and pulp mills on the Kramfors River. Like Quincy and other communities in the county, Kramfors has seen a decline in the work coming : out of its mill and in its population, which now hovers at right around 6,000 residents. .. Despite those discouraging similarities, Bylund said the positive connotations between: the two locales covers her like a safety blanket here in the U.S. . "It's a small town, like Quincy, so I feel like it is home hei:e," Bylund said. "The trees there are like they " are here and everyone knows everyone else. It's that same feeling, just like here." Bylund's roommate, fellow Swede and sophomore defender Josefin Leberger, said aside from their friendship and on-field antics, such as exchanging choice phrases in Swedish, the best :.. part of living together is " " trying to keep up with Bylund at home when the two speak their native tongue. "She speaks so fast and has a different accent than me," Leberger said. "She'll just go rapid-fire sometimes and l will have to go, 'huh?'" Beyond her skills on the pitch Don said he admires Bylund for her IQ as both a student and lover of the game. "Her attitude and her enthusiasm to learn is what is driving her," Don said. "She is always asking questions and wants to be the best she can be. She is a really smart kid that worked in insurance sales before she came here. Really, she is just : unbelievable. It's refreshing I•: to have a player like her there because so many keepers have been at that position all their lives. It lets us coach her in the proper way of soccer." Bylund plans on returning to Sweden after graduation to continue her education and play for a Swedish Division II women's football club. *PRICES PLUS TAX, LICENSE, SMOG AND DOC. FEES * PRICES GOOD UNTIL 11/24/14 6C Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Sierra shellacks FRC, 62-42 Greg Knight extended that lead to 49-16 at conversion by Andrew another 26 points, though Sports Writer sports@plurnasnews.com It didn't take long for the Sierra College Wolverines football squad to get out ahead of the Feather River College Golden Eagles last Saturday as the team from Rocklin rocked their visitors on a 28-0 first-quarter run -- and then the half in what would eventually be a 62-42 victory over FRC. Both teams came into the game with 2-7 records overall and were 0-5 in the Golden Valley Conference. The bright spots for FRC began in the second quarter as Terry Madden caught a 10-yarder from quarterback Matt Hommel. A two-point, Gamble gave FRC its first points of the day. Ben Hatch and Gamble added another eight in the quarter. The big push by FRC came in the third as Kai Roberts and Nigel Dillard both found Hommel passes for a score. A Mervin McCane interception return and another TD pass to Gamble gave the Golden Eagles not enough to overcome the Sierra offense, which put up two TDs in the final' two quarters. Both Hommell and sophomore quarterback Ja'Quay Garmon combined for 2,500 yards passing this season. The team finished with 1,041 yards on the ground and 2,548 all-purpose yards of offense. Freshman Feather River College receiver Ben Hatch (No. 34) enters the Sierra College end zone for a touchdown on Saturday. Photo Iy Kevin Bray M00l00,akt: Bylund looking to be a starter for FRC i!::! ; Greg Knight Sports Writer sports@plumasnews.com The Swedish people have a saying that goes, roughly, Allvar och gamman trives grna samman, or, Seriousness and pleasure should go hand in hand. One Feather River College women's soccer player, Matilda Bylund, finds this true -- she has enjoyed a serious, but happy, freshman year as a goalkeeper, or mdlvakt, for the Lady Golden Eagles. Bylund, a 20-year-old underclassman from Kramfors, Sweden, in the northern part of the country, played ,as an equal to sophomore Stacey Cavill during the 2014 season. Even though she only started in seven games she was able to amass a 4-1-2 record on the season and had a shutout against Butte. Near the end of the season, head coach Don Williams praised Bylund for her hybrid set of skills and looked forward to what she might accomplish in the 2015 season. "(Matilda) has the ability to be the one of, if not the, best keeper in conference next year because she has all the tools at that position and this is only her second year as a goalkeeper," Williams said after the 3-0 win over Butte. "She will be even better next year and could even go on to play at a higher level." Bylund, an aspiring architect who is working toward a general studies degree at FRC, was discovered by way of former Feather River assistant men's coach Marcia Silva, who was on a half-vacation, half-recruiting trip to the Scandinavian country over a winter break. On the day Silva saw Bylund play for the first time, she was filling in for her club team as a keeper, a role she normally never played; her main position was defender. "I was at a big tournament in the north and Marcia was there to see a coach she had played college soccer with," Bylund said. "She saw me as a goalkeeper but I was just filling in and was supposed to play defense that day. She thought I was good and talked to me. She asked me if I was interested in coming to America, and I said 'yes.'" Even though Bylund was intent on coming to play in the U.S., she was hesitant because she did not see herself as a keeper. "Marcia said to me, 'You're not a goalkeeper?' She said if I '" Matilda Bylund, a freshman this year for the Feather River College women's soccer team, • anticipates being a starter at goalkeeper in the 2015 season. Photo by Greg Knight R/T SPORT WAGON V8, 5.7L HEMI.  V8, 5.7L .... ..... ::i HEMI, ,, ' .. i- SLT PKG. STK #1663 • VIN #161307 STK #1736 • VlN #676934 '06 HONDA CR-V SE 4X4 AUTO, MOON ROOF, LEATHER, 8TK #1693 • VIN #060283 '04 DODGE RAM 2500 QNAD CAB 4X4 '05 CHEVY SlLVERADO 2500 HD CREW CAB 4)(4 6.0L V8, HEMI, SLT PKG STK #1691 • VIN #969154 '10 FORD F-250 XLT SUPER DUTY CREW CAB 4)(4 STK #1669 = VlN #642284 '13 HYUNDAi ELANTRA GLS , '10 TOYOTA TUNDRA CREW MAX 5.7LV8, TRD I OFF ROAD PKG. NAVIGATIOt AUTO, NC, FRONT WHEEL :-;:i DRIVE. ST K #1764 * VlN #363778 ,' PRIOR RENTAL STK #1684 • VIN #150458 '13 KIA FORTE '11 DODGE NITRO HEAT '13 CHEVY MAUBU LT EX SPORT SUV 4X4 FRONT WHEEL DRIVE  ........ ........  __ AUTO, NC, V6, AUTO, AUTO, A/C r', ....  P/W, P/L, MOON " P/W, P/L, " ::== CRUISE, FRONT ROOF. CRUISE. 4 llf WHEEL ' !' :i; r ....... "" STK #1722, VIN #662525 • PRIOR RENTAL STK #15341 • VIN #501102 STK #1719 • VIN #306657 • PRIOR RENTAL -0101 gPEN 7 J)AYSA WEEK 1303 MAIN ST. • SUSANVILLE ==== was that good not being a keeper I really should go so I could be better with good coaching," Bylund added. "I thought it was a good idea because, for girls my age in Sweden, it is always a dream to go to America." In terms of her soccer skills, -.. : Bylund believes that her past " as a defender, on the field, gives her an edge at the keeper position because she has been there, right in front of the goal mouth, so many times before. "I think both (defender and keeper) positions are kind of the same because you are the last players on the field," Bylund said. "When I was a defender I had to play a lot with my feet, so now that I am atkeeper I can use them and act as a sweeper too." Assistant coach Brad Williams works with Bylund on a daily basis in her game -- • and paid her the same compliment his father, Don, did regarding her abilities. "She has all the athletic tools to be a top goalkeeper," Brad said. "She has the height and the strength for it. Now it is just a matter of teaching her the position and having her learn it intimately. She has made vast improvements in a short period of time, but the thing that is key is her technical side. She has it, especially with her feet and her ability to distribute the ball." Aside from soccer, Bylund said she finds life at Feather River College, in the rural environs of Plumas County, to be very similar to that in her hometown, a former hub of saw and pulp mills on the Kramfors River. Like Quincy and other communities in the county, Kramfors has seen a decline in the work coming : out of its mill and in its population, which now hovers at right around 6,000 residents. .. Despite those discouraging similarities, Bylund said the positive connotations between: the two locales covers her like a safety blanket here in the U.S. . "It's a small town, like Quincy, so I feel like it is home hei:e," Bylund said. "The trees there are like they " are here and everyone knows everyone else. It's that same feeling, just like here." Bylund's roommate, fellow Swede and sophomore defender Josefin Leberger, said aside from their friendship and on-field antics, such as exchanging choice phrases in Swedish, the best :.. part of living together is " " trying to keep up with Bylund at home when the two speak their native tongue. "She speaks so fast and has a different accent than me," Leberger said. "She'll just go rapid-fire sometimes and l will have to go, 'huh?'" Beyond her skills on the pitch Don said he admires Bylund for her IQ as both a student and lover of the game. "Her attitude and her enthusiasm to learn is what is driving her," Don said. "She is always asking questions and wants to be the best she can be. She is a really smart kid that worked in insurance sales before she came here. Really, she is just : unbelievable. It's refreshing I•: to have a player like her there because so many keepers have been at that position all their lives. It lets us coach her in the proper way of soccer." Bylund plans on returning to Sweden after graduation to continue her education and play for a Swedish Division II women's football club. *PRICES PLUS TAX, LICENSE, SMOG AND DOC. FEES * PRICES GOOD UNTIL 11/24/14