MENS SOCCER REWRITTEN

Paul Something

With the fall sports season nearing its end, Cerritos College’s men and women’s soccer teams will continue to compete as both teams have made it to the playoffs.

The Cerritos College men’s soccer team aims to get to the California State Championships after finishing the regular season in second place in the South Coast Conference after defeating East Los Angeles College 2-1 last Friday.

Forward Ruben Gonzalez said,” We tied a lot this season. Even though we didn’t get a lot of loses,  [the ties] effect our record a bit.”

Forward Aaron Macedo and Goalkeeper Jhovany Hernandez will lead the team to the state tournament and their first step will be the first round of the Southern California Regionals on Saturday against Chaffey College.

Macedo is the Falcons’ leading goal scorer and scorer with 6 goals.

Hernandez, the number one goalkeeper for Cerritos, has a record of 9-1-5 and a goals against average of 0.99.

He also has seven shut outs.

Alongside them is forward Cesar Castillo, the Falcons’ leader in assist and second in points for the Falcons.

This is the second consecutive season that the Falcons finished second in the South Coast Conference.

The Falcons were awarded the No. 3 seed and they see several benefits in it.

“[Receiving the third seed] means we will have 2 or 3 home games. We will be playing [on our home field] up until the last round of the playoffs before the state finals [begin].”