Sports Briefs: Falcons continue to set up identity

Jonathan Garza and Jonathan Garza

The Cerritos College sports teams enjoyed a magnificent week, as their sports programs turned in spectacular performances.

Men’s soccer performed admirably. In their first of two games, they witnessed leading scorer, and freshman forward Jose Rivera add a goal, which aided the Falcons in toppling the third-ranked L.A. Harbor Seahawks, 3-2. The goal was Rivera’s fourth on the season.

Later in the week, the Falcons got right back to work, taking down the Tartars of ECC Compton Center.

Their record climbed to 6-1-2 on the season, helping to maintain their ranking in the state of California, which stands at No. 2, trailing only the City College of San Francisco.

On the other side, the women’s soccer team continued their unbeaten ways across the week, sweeping the Seahawks and Tartars. In their effort against L.A. Harbor, it was freshman forward Jennifer Torres, who scored the lone goal in the 27th minute of the contest, propelling the Falcons to the top of the JC soccer rankings.

Following the hotly-contested contest against the Seahawks, the lady Falcons returned home to embarrass the ECC Compton Center Tartars, equaling the men’s score, triumphing 6-0.

Women’s water polo received five goals from sophomore utility Katherine Gabayeron, as they plastered the Pasadena City College Lancers in Pasadena on Wednesday. The third-ranked Falcons took the reins, solidifying an 11-2 victory. Sophomore goalkeeper Sharon Ku was magnificent, turning away 10 Lancer shots.

The conference match-up was a great warm up for the Falcons, who then traveled to San Diego over the weekend, triumphing in three games, defeating Miramar College, 21-7, Chaffey College, 20-6, and Palomar College, 9-6.

After coasting through the San Diego Mesa Tournament a week ago, the seventh-ranked Falcons men’s water polo team went right back to work, out-pointing the 10th-ranked Monarchs of Los Angeles Valley College in their home pool, grabbing the reins of a 14-10 win.

For the Cerritos volleyball team, things continued to get rough — as the Falcons dropped their seventh match of the season to the Mt. San Antonio College Mounties in Walnut, Calif. The defeat takes the Falcons to 1-7 on the season as they fell in straight sets.

Finally, the Falcons football team put on a show at Robinson Field, home of the Pasadena City College Lancers on Saturday night, outpointing them to a 65-14 victory, improving the Falcons to 2-2 on the season. The effort was led by sophomore quarterback Morgan Fennell, who went 10-of-14, good for 194 yards and 4 touchdowns on the evening.