Women’s soccer falls in home opener

BATTLE FOR THE BALL—Husky Brianna Ramirez (left) and Wolverine Diana Hernandez, No. 13, rub elbow-to-elbow while going after the ball during last Friday’s soccer match won by San Bernardino Valley College, 3-1. CN/Veronica Hurtado


By Erik Luna


Despite their 3-2 victory against Santa Ana College last Wednesday, the women’s soccer team suffered a 3-1 home loss against San Bernardino Valley College last Friday, Sept. 7.

The Huskies stand 2-2-1 overall while the Wolverines improved to 2-1-1. The Huskies will host Taft next Tuesday at 5 p.m. in their last non-conference game.

“Early on Brianna Ramirez zipped one through Wolverine goalkeeper Jennifer Keats to score the Huskies lone goal at 33:38. “I was shocked when I made that first goal.  I was also disappointed with how we played in the second half. That was not our team,” Ramirez said.

Soon after, Wolverine Braelyn Tirella answered with a goal of her own at the 29:30 mark. “In the first half we put some good things together. We had many chances, quality chances, but unfortunately we didn’t score off them.

After the second half kicked off, things took a turn for the worse for the Huskies.“We probably just came out too confident in the second half, because we were dominating the game,” ELAC Head Coach Tessa Troglia said.

Wolverine Milan Galloway managed to get Belen Rodriguez, ELAC’s goalkeeper, by herself to score the tie-breaking goal.

“The second half went well for us. We were winning balls in the middle. At that point we capitalized our speed,”  SBVC Head Coach Kristin Hauge said.

The final goal that cemented the Wolverines’s victory was made by Stephanie De la Torre.

In the team’s victory over Santa Ana last Wednesday, ELAC took a 2-0 to the locker at the half off of goals by Jessica Guzman and Jessica Lizarraga. Guzman’s goal was assisted by Natasha Witzl at 18:21. Lizarraga’s goal was unassisted at the 28:05 mark.

Santa Ana’s Kristina Alatorre knotted the score at two-all off an assist by Claudia Quintero. The Huskies answered 59 seconds later off a goal by Brianna Ramirez assisted by Arlien Sanchez to push their record ov er the 500 mark at 2-1-1 in non-conference play.




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