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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College Women’s Soccer wins again

Player No.9 Itzel Ballesteros getting into position to receive the ball. Mt.SAC player behind her is also trying to get the ball. Photo credit: Scarled Murillo

The Cerritos College women’s soccer team has another win against Mt. San Antonio College with a score of 3-0 on Oct.13.

This South Coast Conference win over Mt. SAC has given the Falcons a winning streak of five in a row.

The first goal of the game was made during the first minute of the first half, exactly one minute in.

Mid-Field player No. 18 Claudia Soto shot the first goal into Mt. SAC’s goalie Cassidy Mount. This gave the Falcons an early advantage to the game.

The rest of the first half was slow but, Cerritos did have control over the ball most of the game.

The Falcons had a strong defense over Mt. SAC; they didn’t allow them to get close to their goal which was good for goalie Deisy Rodriguez.

Even though the Falcons stayed in the Mt. SAC area, they didn’t have great opportunities to make any goals, and they missed simple shots.

The Falcons redeemed themselves with a more action-packed second half when they made their remaining two goals.

The first goal of the second half was scored during the 38th minute of the game by defensive player No.3 Mia Ramirez. Ramirez had an open net due to Mt. SAC’s goalie coming out of the goal to try and play the ball.

The last goal of the game was scored by Mid-field player No. 8 Elizabeth Mendez with 12 minutes remaining during the game.

Head Coach Ruben Gonzalez said, “overall I believe that we were not playing at the best of our ability. The girls had no sense of urgency and lacked energy throughout the game. From a score of 1-10 we were playing at a five.”

Even though the Falcons received another win, Gonzalez believes there is a lot they need to improve on.

Gonzalez explained that every conference game is important and should be played with intensity. He wants his girls to be “ready to battle.”

Players Itzel Ballesteros and Mia Ramirez said, “overall we did well against Mt. SAC but we needed to work on urgency and communicating throughout the game.”

Ballesteros said “we need to work more as a unit and have more control and momentum with the ball. We were slow throughout the first half but got better in the end.”

Ballesteros and Ramirez both think the key player of the game is defensive player No. 6 Brianna Yepez who showed great leadership and communicating skills.

The Falcons wore pink socks to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Falcons next opponent will be East Los Angeles College on Tuesday in a 4 p.m. crossover game.

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