W. Soccer shuts out LBCC 2-0, seeding as no. 4 for playoffs

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Falcons’ No. 18 Claudia Soto and No. 20 Gisselle Jimenez take on Long Beach Vikings’ No. 22 Alana Rouse. The Falcons beat the Vikings 2-0. Photo credit: David Jenkins

Benjamin Garcia

The Cerritos College women’s soccer team worked hard on Nov. 11 at the South Coast Conference South Division, keeping the ball away from the Long Beach City College Vikings; the score being 2-0, with the Vikings’ Sophomore Ronnie Gonzalez having six more saves.

This game marks the:

  • Second time that the college’s women’s soccer team has beaten Long Beach 2-0
  • Fourth consecutive win
  • Sixteenth shut out
  • Sixth consecutive shut out

The Falcons scored its first goal a half hour into the game, by Midfielder Elizabeth Mendez: and it’s second in the 84th minute, by Midfielder Stephanie Nava.

Between posting these scores, the Vikings kept the Falcons down, giving them four shots at the goal.

“We had a hard time scoring,” said Freshman defender Brianna Yipez, adding “The team was really aggressive and we went as hard as them.

This sentiment was echoed by head coach Ruben Gonzalez who said that the other team “came in and they played hard.”

However, the head coach also asserted that “this game didn’t really mean much” — this is because the team was “already looking into the playoffs,” having won conference.

What both the head coach, Yepez and Midfielder Elizabeth Mendez agree on is that the team needs to work on having a more aggressive offense.

Mendez also added that it should improve on communication and finishing.

“I feel like we were all over them,” stated Mendez, adding that she is really confident going to playoffs.

According to Cerritosfalcons.com, Cerritos College will be defending the its CCCAA State Champion title, having stayed at the top for the last five seasons — opening the Southern California Regional Playoffs as the no. 4 seeded team, with the first round set for November 18.