MONTEREY PARK, CA — The East Los Angeles College women’s soccer team defeated Mt. San Antonio College, 2-1, in a South Coast Conference game at Weingarten Stadium in front of a vocal crowd.
The Huskies’ opened up the scoring in the 32nd minute off an ELAC sophomore Tara Cofer (Los Altos High School) goal assisted by sophomore Lisa Lopez (La Serna HS) from a breakaway shot.
Mt. SAC responded with a goal late in the 45th minute off a shot from sophomore defender Lizette Rodriguez (Fontana Jurupa Hills HS), which sailed over ELAC goalkeeper freshman Penelope Roman (La Serna HS).
Cofer scored in the 56th minute for the Huskies, which was a turnaround shot off an assist from freshman Lizeth Delgado (Locke HS).
ELAC had one corner kick in the game, Mt. SAC had two, one which was saved by Delgado. Lopez had three saves in the game. Mt. SAC freshman goalkeeper Cassidy Mount had three saves as well.
ELAC, 3-5-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the SCC, had nine total shots to Mt. SAC’s (2-6, 1-1) 11.
“Mt. SAC always has a high caliber team, so much, that this win is bigger for us,” said ELAC Coach Tessa Troglia. “The girls are confident of the possibility of more (big) wins.”
The Huskies are a young team and returned just two players from last season. Even so, ELAC played the toughest non-conference schedule in the history of its program according to Troglia.
ELAC’s seven non-conference foes were 34-14-6 in non-conference games.
“The strength of our pre-conference schedule was to prepare us for the (SCC),” said Troglia. “We learned from those games and are more organized.”
In other SCC action today, Cerritos College (7-0-2, 2-0) won 3-1 at Los Angeles Harbor College (3-3-3, 0-1-1), Long Beach City College (4-3-1, 1-1) won a 7-0 contest against El Camino College Compton Center (1-7-1, 0-2) and El Camino College (3-4-2, 2-0) posted a 2-1 win against Pasadena City College (2-5, 0-2).
The Huskies play at Pasadena (2-5, 0-1) on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m.
story submitted by Tadzio Garcia