Women’s soccer wins despite shutout streak coming to an end


A convincing home victory: The women’s soccer team beat El Camino College, 12-1, Tuesday. The team faces ELAC next. Photo credit: abraham venegas

Abraham Venegas, Staff Writer

Forward Ashley Anaya Webb propelled the Cerritos College women’s soccer to an astounding 12-1 victory over visiting El Camino by scoring four goals on Tuesday.

This is the biggest blowout win over a conference opponent this season as Cerritos has six wins and only one loss as it sat first in the South Coast Conference.

“It’s a good feeling obviously, ” Webb said about her performance. “It’s a nice confidence boost (but) it’s always nice seeing your teammates put it in, too.”

The game got off to a lightning start with the Falcons being up 2-0 within the first 10 minutes. Webb scored the second goal, her first in the game; by rounding off the goalkeeper and putting the ball passed the net.

Midfielder Cassie Reyes made it 4-0 in the 30th minute, as she sent it to the left corner.

Cerritos made it 6-0 right before halftime, when a scramble in the box led to forward Tiffany Castillo to hit the post only for Webb to tap in for a goal.

A score of 6-0 at halftime might lead teams to become too relaxed or not play at the same pace in the second half, but coach Ruben Gonzalez told his team to not be concerned.

“Don’t worry about the score. We want to continue getting better every game and get better and compete for a position to be out there.”

Ten minutes into the second half, Cerritos already made it 9-0 as it had complete control of the ball and played with such fluidity that El Camino could not keep up with it.

The Warriors did manage to put one goal, as an opening in the Falcons’ backline sealed a goal. Gonzalez contributed this goal to a lack of communication in the defense.

“A couple of the (women) hadn’t play(ed) in the back together so that kind of hurt us a little bit, but it’s a learning experience.”

A nice pass by midfielder Esmeralda Verdugo into the box had Jazmin Aguas control the ball and slide it passed goalkeeper Kristyn Houts to make it 11-1 in the 73rd minute.

Seven minutes later, Cerritos made it 12-1, when a through-ball was sent only for Castillo with a right-leg shot into the net to make it the final score.

After the game, defender Alex Kidd said of her team’s performance, “We just work(ed) hard … (tried) to get our stats up and work(ed) together to get as many goals as we can to prepare for finals.”

The Cerritos College women’s soccer team’s next game will be Friday, playing home at East Los Angeles at 4 pm.