Women’s soccer team defeated by Long Beach

Veronica Campos

The women’s soccer team faced the top-ranked team in the state, Long Beach City College, and was beaten, 4-0 Tuesday at Cerritos.

Assistant Coach Erin LaCorte said that the Falcons were “unified and played tough until the end.”

Falcons’ goalkeeper Carmen Cortes stopped 25 shots.

The Falcons (2-4, 1-2 in SCC) were held to no shots on goal.Cerritos visits SCC rival East Los Angeles Friday.

Falcons shut out LACC

Freshman forward Claudia Lozano’s goal stood up Friday as the Falcons posted a 1-0 South Coast Conference victory over Los Angeles City College.

Falcons’ co-captain Jessica Escorsia said “Our record doesn’t speak for the effort and hard work we dedicate to this team.”

The game was preceded by a moment of silence for the victims of Tuesday’s attacks.

Lozano scored on a direct kick late in the first half and Cortes stopped four shots to record her first shutout of the season. The defense in front of Cortes was spearheaded by midfielder Maria Zuniga and freshman defender Socorro Jimenez.

“We played a great game” said Cerritos head coach Debbie Jensen.

“This team is such a united group. We have really good team spirit.”

Co-captain Lupe Chavez added, “Putting aside the injuries we’ve had and the negative criticism from other schools, we have the strength and maturity to pursue our goal, which is to perform to the best of our abilities.”

John Kitano contributed to this story.