Another win for men’s soccer 3-1


Mid-Field player No.10 Luis Garcia with possession of the ball against ELAC opponent. The game was full of aggression but the Falcon’s kept their cool and played with strategy. Photo credit: Scarled Murillo

Scarled Murillo

The Cerritos College men’s soccer team achieved another win this time against East Los Angeles College. They won with a final score of 3-1.

Earlier that day, it was released that Cerritos had moved into the No. 1 national ranking among Division III (non-scholarship) schools by the United Soccer Coaches.

During the first 19 minutes of the game, mid-field player No. 8 Adrian Becerra helped by assisting the first goal of the game.

Mid-field player No.10 Luis Garcia posted the goal making it his tenth goal of the season so far.

During the 33rd minute of the game, Becerra later became the one making the goal other than assisting.

The Falcons final goal was during the 84th minute of the second half, once again scored by mid-field player No.10 Luis Garcia.

Garcia scored the last goal with a penalty kick for Cerritos.

Goalkeeper Jordan Aldama saved the Falcons from multiple possible goals; he performed seven saves throughout the game.

On the 87th minute of the game, he let one slip by giving ELAC the first goal of the game.

The Falcons kept control of the ball most of the game but ELAC was a strong competition for them since some of the players of ELAC were former Cerritos players. The game was full of aggression but the Falcon’s kept their cool and played with strategy.

Head Coach Benny Artiaga said “ELAC is a tough place to play, due to the turf and great players, the guys kept their composure overall and played disciplined soccer.”

He also said that he was happy his players didn’t receive any red cards like the other team where three players were red carded.

Goalkeeper Jordan Aldama said “overall we sticked to our game plan offensively, played as one unit and because of that, received a win over ELAC.”