Cerritos’ women’s water polo stops Rio Hondo College in their tracks

Steven Quintana

Cerritos College women’s water polo team had a strong defensive showing in its first conference game against Rio Hondo College last Wednesday, which it won 18-2.

After going 9-1 on the road this season, the Falcons hosted their first game at home as they took on the Roadrunners.

“Our goal this year is to not lose a home game,” head coach Sergio Macias said. “I want every sophomore to walk out of this program not losing a home game.”

Cerritos took control of the game from the beginning and never gave Rio Hondo a chance to take the lead as they scored seven goals in the first period alone.

Rio Hondo could not find a way around the Falcons’ defense after being held to two goals during the event.

The second period went much like the first period, as Rio Hondo could not stop Cerrito’s assault letting five shots into its net.

The last two periods unfolded much like the first two. The Roadrunners began a desperate attack, which failed as Cerritos allowed on one goal in the second half.

Women’s water polo team will host its second conference game as it faces El Camino College this Wednesday.

“We have to take them serious and we have to use that game to prep ourselves for the following Wednesday against Chaffey College,” Macias said.

El Camino will go into the game with the record of 0-8 in the season.