MONTEREY PARK, CA — The East Los Angeles College women’s soccer team continues its South Coast Conference North Division play unbeaten streak without a loss in three games after a 1-1 draw vs. Mt. San Antonio College.
With the tie, ELAC moves into a third place tie with Mt. SAC in the SCC North standings, each with 1-1-2 records. Chaffey and Rio Hondo colleges remain tied for first place (2-0-2 each).
The Huskies were the aggressor in the first half against Mt. SAC. ELAC outshot Mt. SAC 5-2.
The Huskies took one shot on goal in the first half and made good on it with perfect reaction.
ELAC sophomore midfielder Colleen Tamashiro (La Serna HS) took a pass near the net from sophomore defender Kremlin “Kelly” Perez (Paramount HS).
Mt. SAC sophomore goalkeeper Britain Chaputa (San Dimas HS) moved in front of Tamashiro to be in position to block any shot attempt.
Tamashiro made most of the play. She kicked the ball over Chaputa and scored in the 43rd minute (assist Perez) for the Huskies. ELAC led 1-0.
Mt. SAC scored in the 48th minute from a freshman forward Vivian Ortega (El Monte HS) blast with an assist from freshman defender Jazmine Angulo (Chino HS).
“We dominated most of the first half and defended most of the second half because Mt. SAC scored right away,” said sophomore forward Maricruz Enriquez (Riverside / Patriot HS). “It paid off with the tie, but we can beat them next time around.”
Mt. SAC outshot the Huskies 11-2 and took five shots on goal during the second half. The Mounties took nine total shots on goal.
ELAC sophomore goalkeeper Penelope Roman (La Serna HS) saved eight Mountie shots on goal for the Huskies.
Mt. SAC had a corner shot in the 65th minute cleared with quick reaction from ELAC freshman midfielder Marina Smith (South El Monte HS).
Mt. SAC freshman midfielder Hallie Culotti received a red card for apparently pulling ELAC sophomore defender Miriam Bibian (La Puente HS) from her back. Bibian tried to move Culotti’s arm away and received a red card as well.
“The red cards threw us for a curve, adjusting to play with 10 players on the field for us,” said Tessa Troglia, ELAC head women’s soccer coach. “We need to continue our momentum (three conference games without a loss), adjust, and get some wins instead of ties.”
UP NEXT: The Huskies host El Camino College in a non-conference divisional crossover game on Friday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.
story submitted by Tadzio Garcia