Cerritos soccer teams split games for the week

IN PURSUIT - Jessica Escorcia of Cerritos plays defense against a Pasadena player. The Lancers won the game, 4-1.

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IN PURSUIT – Jessica Escorcia of Cerritos plays
defense against a Pasadena player. The Lancers won the game, 4-1.

Veronica Campos

Veronica CamposStaff Writer

The women’s soccer team has been playing some of the top ranked teams in the country, and Pasadena is one of those teams.

The Lady Falcons (3-8, 2-5 in SCC) hosted Pasadena City College and lost, 4-1, Friday.

Forward Claudia Lozano scored the only goal for the Falcons in the third minute, being tied 1-1 with Pasadena until the 35th minute in the first half.

“This is the first time we scored on PCC in five years,” said Coach Debbie Jensen.

However, that wasn’t enough for the Falcons. Pasadena came through in the same half, scoring three more goals on them.

Earlier in the week, the Falcons had an important game at L.A Harbor College, one of the school’s they need to beat so that they won’t end up in last place.

The Falcons won 6-1 Oct. 2, a devistating lost for Harbor.

Jensen said the players came through in that game.

“They were tied in the first half, 1-1. In the second half they started moving the ball around a little bit more, and ended up scoring five more (goals) on them.”

Men tie Long Beach

The men’s soccer team played to a 1-1 tie with Long Beach City College Tuesday at Cerritos.

Nestor Elias scored for Cerritos with a header in the first half.

Neither team scored in the second half.

Elias also scored a goal in the second half for the Cerritos in its South Coast Confernce opener Friday at Compton College.

But the Tartars scored two goals on penalty kicks in the same half to beat the Falcons, 2-1.

Falcons’ defender Tony Toledo said, “The game could have gone either way, but because of two careless mistakes, Compton got the win.”

Toledo was one of the defender’s who committed the foul that led Compton into scoring its second goal.

“We’ll get them next time, on our territory,” added Toledo.

The Falcons dropped a 3-2 decision at Rio Hondo College Oct. 2.

Friday the men will visit Los Angeles City College at 4 p.m.