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October 2, 2018
The Women’s Cerritos College Soccer team remain undefeated following the 3-0 win against Southwestern College, from the kickoff Cerritos controlled the game with possession of the ball for more than half of the game on Sept. 30.
Sophomore forward No. 10 Sydney Carr scored a goal late in the game to tie for first place in the state in two categories, goals this season with 16 and 41 points.
The Falcons suffered an injury in the first 10 minutes of the game as Sophomore forward No. 9 Mia Ramirez suffered a leg injury, she was declared out for the game.
Head coach Ruben Gonzalez said, “We have to wait till she gets an MRI to find out if she would be back for the season, but right now it does not look good.”
Sophomore defender No. 6 Brianna Yepez was on the field when the injury happened, she said, “The first girl [Ramirez] that got injured is not looking good, I don’t think she will be back for season.”
The Falcons are currently the number one ranked team in the country and they proved why as they shut out Southwestern and added three goals on the game.
Falcons in the second half played more organized, setting each other up for scoring opportunities which were met by Southwestern’s goalkeeper Sharon Montoya who had nine saves in the game.
Cerritos at the half had racked up two goals, first coming in the 17th minute by Carr, The second was scored by sophomore forward No. 11 Serena Camacho in the 31st minute.
Freshman midfielder No. 23 Gabriela Jimenez felt their team’s fatigue was due to the weather and the uniforms. She said, “We were wearing because they were long sleeves, but it hard to keep cool.”
Yepez said, “I know we shouldn’t complain about the weather, field or anything but it was pretty hot with our long sleeves however that shouldn’t get to us.”
Camacho felt the team played slow in the first half, but stepped up in the second, she said “I think we started out kind of slow we’ve had plenty of games and practices this week, I think the team came back from that and we played together.”
Camacho throughout the game felt the referee’s calls were going half and half, she said, “I think it’s half and half its kinda hard for us forwards just cause we are all pretty fast especially, Mia to stay on sides but we should be reading that better definitely.”
Gonzalez also had his thoughts on the referees, he said “It happens sometimes you get calls and sometimes you don’t and that’s part of the game. We just gotta continue to play hard.”
The Falcons will follow this with a trip to El Camino College for a conference matchup on Oct. 05.
Gonzalez feels his team is ready to play hard, he said, “We have El Camino away next Friday so it’s always tough to play on the road, we just hope we can come out with a lot of intensity and get the W.”
Camacho is very confident in her team she ended with, “We are always ready.”