By Liliana Marquez
Sept. 21, 2012
The Huskies finally won their first home game of the season, 5-0, over Victor Valley College last Tuesday at East Los Angeles College’s Weingart Stadium to improve to 2-1-3 overall.
As a result, the Huskies are ranked 37th statewide with scoring 20 goals and allowing eight against. The Rams left with an overall record of 1-4 and a No. 35-ranking.
ELAC’s Omar Garcia scored two goals, while teammates Daniel Llanos, Jonathan Barajas and Yuchen Wang scored one each to complete the shutout.The Huskies started their shutout early in the half with Jonathan Barajas who opened the score with his first goal in his college career.
Minutes later, ELAC’s Yuchen Wang scored to put the Huskies up 2-0.Over minute 28, Omar Garcia scored the third Husky goal to put more pressure on the Rams
The Rams had a chance to score over the 32 minute mark when they were awarded a free kick.ELAC’s Goalkeeper Juan Escobar was able to stop the shot, but sent the ball to a corner kick.
The Rams missed their chance to score and the game went to halftime with the Huskies leading, 3-0.
ELAC had a change of goalkeeper for the beginning of the second half with Escobar being replaced by Victor Guzman. While dominating the second half and having chances to score, the Huskies were awarded a free kick 14 minutes after the start of second half.
Husky Llanos took the shot and scored the fourth goal for the Huskies. Thirty minutes before the final whistle, ELAC’s Garcia scored the final goal of the game. The Huskies were left with their second clean sheet in non-conference play.
ELAC will face Southwestern College on their last non-conference game this Friday at 6 p.m. at Weingart Stadium. The Southwestern Jaguars are currently ranked 34th statewide and hold an overall record of 5-1-1.