MONTEREY PARK, CA — The East Los Angeles College women’s soccer team split two South Coast Conference crossover games in the last five days including a 2-1 stunner against Long Beach City College.
The win today, moves ELAC’s record to 5-8-2 overall and put an end the Long Beach (6-5-4) Viking’s 5-1-1 record over its last seven games. The Vikings are the first-place team of the SCC South Division.
The Huskies lost 2-1 to El Camino College (8-7-1) on Friday. The Warriors won their six straight game and stnads in third place of the SCC South.
In the home win against Long Beach, the improved Huskies, winners of two out of their last four games, had 11 shots on goal, a game-high three each from midfielder’s, sophomore Jennifer Toledo (Bravo Medical Magnet High School) and freshman Breanna Sandoval (Norwalk HS).
Freshman defender Ashley Lopez (Schurr HS) had two shots on goal as did sophomore forward Stephanie Galvan (El Rancho HS), while sophomore midfielder Jenny Trejo (Hollywood HS) added one.
The Huskies also hit 14 shots with a game-high four from Sandoval. Toledo and Lopez each had three shots. Galvan had two and adding one shot each were Trejo and freshman forward Vanessa Torres (Bell Gardens HS).
Trejo scored an unassisted goal from a shot that Long Beach goalkeeper kicked, hit her stomach and went in, in the 75th minute.
ELAC continued to close Long Beach gaps and added high-pressure to keep the Vikings at bay and earn the upset win.
ELAC freshman goalkeeper Adriana Huerta (South East HS) had seven saves, four in the second half to earn the shutout win.
In the one-goal loss to El Camino four days earlier, ELAC was outshot 17-13 in a game that could have gone either way, but the Huskies couldn’t close their opportunities.
Sandoval had a game-high five shots as well as two shots on goal, Torres had three shots and Galvan had two shots and also one shot on goal.
Adding one shot each were sophomore midfielder Marilyn Castanon (Dominguez HS), sophomore midfielder Stella Becerra (Gabrielino HS) and freshman forward Karina Cantera (San Diego / San Ysidro HS).
El Camino scored in the second minute off a through ball from Maddy Simones goal (assist by Jodie Brennan) at top of box.
Galvan scored the equalizer in the 50th minute from an assist pass by Sandoval who took a pass from Lopez.
El Camino’s Carolyn Medina scored (assist Robin Riggs) from the left sideline at the 64:59 mark and the Warriors led 2-1.
Neither team put away their chances in the final 25 minutes.
El Camino had nine shots on goal of which five were saved by Huerta and two were saved from freshman goalkeeper Julia Rivera (Schurr HS).
The Huskies play at Mt. San Antonio College (6-7-2) on Friday to begin the second slate of SCC North play. ELAC is tied for fourth in the standings and Mt. SAC stands in second place.
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story submitted by Tadzio Garcia