Freshman Natalie deLeon shoting the ball in the box. deLeon leads Cerritos with 20 assists of the season. Photo credit: Christian Gonzales
Freshman Natalie deLeon shoting the ball in the box. deLeon leads Cerritos with 20 assists of the season. Photo credit: Christian Gonzales
Christian Gonzales

Freshmen duo set record against El Camino-Compton Center

When a soccer team scores eighteen goals in one game, records could be broken.

Women’s soccer freshman Carolina Jaramillo, set a new record for most goals in a game with eight hitting the net.

The previous record for most goals in a game was by Monique Cisneros who scored six goals in 2008.

Jaramillo didn’t only break a record, but freshman teammate Natalie deLeon set a record for most assists by a freshman in a single season with 20.

Her 20 assists lead the state.

The previous record for most assists in a season for a freshman was shared with a trio of players Carolina Ornelas [2013], Corina Villegas [2007] and Rebecca Juarez [2006].

The Falcons traveled to El Camino-Compton Center (ECCC) on Friday, Nov.13 to play its last South Coast Conference game of the regular season. Being unseated this season with a record of 18-0-3.

Cerritos will now play in the Southern California Regional Playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 21.

The selection of playoff teams will be announced on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Jaramillo with 23 goals in the season now is third in the state, she scored six times in the first half, as Cerritos took a 9-0 lead in the first half.

She added two more goals in the second half before getting a rest for the remainder of the game for Cerritos playoff push also she assisted on two goals.

Jaramillo said, “I think it was an easy game, I didn’t come with a mentality to make that many goals I came with the mentality to win and I think that each goal was because of team work.”

Freshmen Graciela Lopez and Whitney Strickland scored twice in the win, with four other players finding the back of the net once.

Cerritos defense didn’t let ECCC get any shots off as they held them to zero shots on target and zero goals.

ECCC head coach Amanda Evans said, “I think given the circumstances our team pushed as hard as they could in the first half, the second half I was a lot happier on how they played.

“They are the number one team in the state for a reason they have talented players and they have a lot of them.”

Evans hopes that Cerritos can represent the conference in the playoffs and go and win state.

Jaramillo on playoffs approaching the upcoming week said, “I think that I will be ready for the most and focus to win the the game of playoffs.”

As for Cerritos head coach Ruben Gonzalez he’s looking to make it four straight state champions in four seasons.

Gonzalez on his teams performance said, “It was kind of a tough game because the game was over five minutes into the game we were up 2-0. You just try to get out of here healthy and try to give everyone an opportunity to play.

“This is our season we want to be ready for the playoffs.”

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Christian Gonzales
Christian Gonzales, Sports Editor
Hi, my name is Christian Gonzales. This fall semester I am the Sports Editor for Talon Marks. This is my third year at Cerritos college. I enjoy talking about sports like basketball, football, tennis,and soccer. IG:ChrisG_Sports Twitter:ChrisG_Sports
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