Lone star state receives women’s soccer team


Taylor Ogata

Two members of the team rush for a ball to save it from going out of bounds during a scrimmage after practice on Tuesday, Aug 18. Photo credit: Taylor Ogata

Monique Nethington

Heading into it’s “out of state” games, the Cerritos College women soccer team has a winning record of 2-0-2.

This may not be their most dominating start to a season, with two of the four games played ending in ties, but the women of the Cerritos College soccer team are uphold their national title.

Friday, Sept. 11, the Falcons did the national title justice when they graced the field with strength and dignity.

The team held the women of Los Angeles Pierce College to a nil-nil score in the first half.

However, the women of Cerritos College lost the lead,1-0, to Pierce College at the beginning of the 2nd half.

“As Number One team in the Nation, every team is out to get us,” Women’s soccer head coach Ruben Gonzalez said.

Pierce came out swinging, in the beginning of the second half, but was no match for the tenacity of the Falcons.

When all hope had seem to have been loss, for a tying score, Cerritos College caught a lucky break.

In the middle of the second half Pierce was called for a handball, on a cross from opposing freshman Jackie Garcia, resulting in a penalty kick.

Natalie DeLeon, forward, stepped up to the penalty spot.

With steady breath and a swift kick, DeLeon scored the first and only goal of the game for Cerritos College, second goal scored for her this year.

Making the score of the game 1-1, at the 76th minute.

The two teams went kick for kick with the game resulting in a 1-1 tie.

Pierce College did not let up so easily out-shooting Cerritos College 18 shots to 10.

“We’re a young team,” Gonzalez said. “The [players] are working very hard […] With the opportunity we have to play in Dallas, I am hoping it’s a bonding experience that really brings the [players] together.”

The women’s soccer team left to Richland, Texas, Tuesday, Sept. 15.

This will be a five day trip for the team, an opportunity to showcase their ability, cross country.

There will be one game Thursday evening, Sept. 17 against Richland and the last Saturday morning, Sept. 19 against Cisco.