Rodriguez leads Women’s water polo past ECC

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The Cerritos College women water polo team beat El Camino College 17-10 as they were led by sophomore utility Adriana Rodriguez.

Rodriguez, who leads the team in goals scored at 53, scored four goals in the Falcons win over the Warriors Wednesday evening.

Although the Falcons offensive attack dominated throughout the whole game, it did not get off to a fast start.

Both teams remained scoreless on the offensive end throughout the whole first quarter and most of the second quarter too.

It was not until the second quarter that Cerritos finally broke the scoring depression.

Cerritos freshman attacker Sarah Aguayo did the honors of scoring the first goal of the game at 6:37 in the second quarter.

Seconds after Aguayo’s first goal sophomore utility Shealby Gleason scored the second goal for Cerritos to give the Falcons a 2-0 lead.

The Falcons had two more goals to give them a 4-0 lead over the warriors with just a little over two minutes left in the first half.

The Falcons offense went on to score eight more first half goals well their defense held the warriors to only two points.

The second half started off with a goal from freshman utility Brenda Ovando to put the Falcons up 13-2.

The Warriors answered back quickly off a goal from freshman utility Ariel Carrillo to put the score at 13-3 with the Falcons still in the lead.

Two minutes later the warriors game leading scorer sophomore utility Kristie Wand scored the fourth goal of the game to help what seem like a comeback for the warriors.

The Falcons however turned up the heat on their offense, as they had scored three straight unanswered goals against the Warriors to make the score 16-4.

The three goals were scored by freshman attacker Sarah Aguayo, freshman utility Brenda Ovando, freshman utility Anna Herrera.

The Warriors came back strong though, as they were led by their sophomore utility Kristie Wand who scored two of the Warriors next five goals.

It seem like a comeback on the Warriors part but the Falcons did not let up as they held them to only nine total points in the game.

The Falcons closed out the game on a goal from sophomore utility Shealby Gleason with nine seconds left in regulation to make the final score 17-9 and improve their record to 4-0 in the South Coast Conference.

The Falcons will be entering the Pasadena City College tournament this weekend with a overall record of 15-1.