Ivonne Zepeda: Story by Ivonne Zepeda. The game started off strong with both teams going head to head to conquer the other’s defense.
While Cerritos did put up a tough defense, Mt. San Antonio scored the first goal in the first five minutes.
The Mounties did have a short-lived victory as Reghan Roscoe No. 11, Defender, took the ball through their defense to the goal 8 minutes in and evened the score 1-1.
Falcon’s put up a strong offense, but the offense got stronger so the goal became clear for the Mounties, who ended up scoring again, only 10 min into the first half they took the lead 2-1.
Cerritos put up an aggressive fight to even the score but left their defense open and the Mounties took that opportunity and increased their lead to 3-1.
Once the second half began it mirrored the first half with Mt SAC scoring within the first 5 minutes 4-1.
Cerritos refused to give up, picked up the pace, and the Falcons increased their communication and could be heard throughout the field.
The game grew more intense as the final 18 minutes counted down and the falcons picked up the pace in desperation to make a comeback.
With 11 minutes left on the clock, Casandra Gomez No.8, (Frosh) Forward, scored a consolation goal which left the score at 4-2.
The final 10 minutes were desperate for Cerritos as they made many goal attempts, it was a close game but Cerritos was down at the end 4-2.
Lauren Vasquez, No. 10, felt that the team’s energy wasn’t the same during the second half, but they toughed it out and finished with two goals.
Gomez said an improvement for the team is becoming more aware and calming down with the ball, “Cause when we don’t do that’s when we start panicking.”
Cerritos may have faced a loss but the team remains confident in its ability to bounce back
“I think I would rather have a team that continues to grow than starts off strong and kind of plateaus,” Interim Head Coach Tessa Troglia said.
Troglia believes that the team is improving every game, “I think we’re on the incline,” adding that she sees the team’s growth and progress.
The women’s interim head coach said that their main goal for the rest of the season is to stay focused, stay the course, and get better at the game.
The women’s soccer team has a chance to bounce back from their defeat on Oct. 14 against Pasadena City College.