Men’s Soccer team finishes season strong

Abraham Venegas and Abraham Venegas

The Cerritos College men’s soccer team had another solid season, finishing second in the South Coast Conference with a record of 9-4-1.

The Falcons received a first round bye because of their conference standing, and proceeded to defeat Santa Ana College, 4-0 in the second round.

In the third round, Cerritos College lost to rivals, Mount San Antonio College in overtime 2-0, ending their hopes of once again being state champs.

Midfielder Daniel Garcia said, “Mt. SAC was going to come out to defend their title so it was a fifty-fifty chance to either advance or stay into the third round.”

The Falcons started the season by collecting four wins in it’s first five games in the conference, starting off strong.

After that, came a four-game winless streak, with the team suffering three defeats in the row.

The Falcons did finish the season strong though, winning its last five games in the conference, scoring 16 goals and conceding just two goals.

Garcia continued, “We picked ourselves up and came together as a team and built a stronger relationship with each other.”

Looking forward to next season, midfielder Oscar Enriquez said about a goal for next season,

“The freshman, now sophomores (will look) to take leadership from the first game and keep the freshman in their right (state of) mentality.”